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Moving Forward 
With Sister Karen 

By Lisa Cruz 

The arrival of the new school year brought also a 
new president to Mount St. Mary's College. Sister 
Karen Kennel ly, succeeds Sister Magdalen Coughl in as 
president of the college. Here she shares with us her 
thoughts about both MSMC and the upcoming year. 

"Coming here as president poses many challenges 
and obstac les, " states Sister Karen. " However, what 
makes everything worthwhile is the feeling that there 
is really an education to offer and that students are 
coming together." 

Sister Karen expresses much interest in the con- 
tinued integration of the Chalon and Doheny campuses. 
Al though she woul d 1 1 ke to see the two campuses more 
united, she realizes and respects the individuality of 
each campus. She has no intention of infringing on the 
richness that each campus has to offer. 

Integration is just one aspect of the college that 
Sister Karen will 

be working to im- 
prove upon this 
year. She also will 
be, "assessing 
faculty develop- 
ment opportuni- 
tites, reviewing 
goals for salary 
improvement, and 
will be seeking as- 
sistance in formu- 
lating short- and 
long-term plans to 

improve library holdings and facilities." 

Perhaps one reason Sister Karen is determined to 
make a change is because she bel ieves in the Mount and 
what it has to offer. "Community colleges do a 
wonderful job in serving thousands of people and I do 
not want to detract from the work that they do, but 
they don't have the atmosphere and the opportunity 
that we have, " expresses Sister Karen. "The col lege 
i s here spec i f i cal ly for the purpose of helping a student 
to realize, to the fullest possible extent, the potential 
that she has. I put it in terms of a dream. I believe our 
potential will not be reached unti 1 we somehow come in 
touch with that dream." 

So far Sister Karen has enjoyed meeting and 
talking to students, and looks forward to working with 
them in the future. "We are carrying a proud trad it ion 



MSMC Becomes 
Water Tight 




By Nary Hodges 

Mount St. Mary's made a switch this summer to 
water-saving shower heads and toi lets. This change is 
part of the city's campaign to conserve water. 

The toilets use 30% less water than before and 
the new shower heads save from 64-73%. Even with 
the acclamations from some residents that they must 
take longer showers to make up for less water coming 
out of the shower head, the school saves a tremendous 
amount of water In comparison with past years. 

Most Cal ifomians are becoming more aware of the 
issue of water conservation, but the drain on present 
water suppl ies is stil 1 great. Gov. Deukmej ian recently 
signed legislation enabling the city of Los Angeles to 
develop alternative water sources to replace the 
supply from Mono Lake. 

Until now, this lake in the Sierra Nevada supplied 
15% of LA's water. As a result, the level of the lake 
fell dangerously low and threatened to upset the 
balance of the ecological system of the area. Not only 
has Cal i fornia lost this source of water, but it has also 
lost all rights to the Colorado River, as that water 
source was awarded to Arizona by an earlier Superior 
Court decision. 

LA's Department of Water and Power expects to 
replace the lost water by conservation, reclamation, 
and by enlarging existing reservoirs to catch more 
rain water. The campaign to conserve water is 
underway as the c i ty passes out free low-f 1 ow shower 
heads and toilet tank displacement bags to residents in 
LA. The Metropolitan Water District (MWD), which 
suppl ies L.A with 25% of i ts water, contributed to the 
conservation campaign this summer through bi 1 lboard, 
television, and radio advertising. 

The recent MWD campaign targeted inefficient 
water use and concentrated largely on increasing 
efficiency in the agricultural sector. The campaign 
also focused on the attitudinal changes of L.A resi- 
dents to help stop waste, in addition to providing 
pamphlets containing specific suggestions on how tobe 
more water tight. MWD will resume its campaign in 
May of 1 990, since the demand for water, which is low 
during the winter, is expected to increase as the 
summer months draw near. 



when we strive to make a qual ity education marked by 
spin tual values accessible to women from al 1 walks of 
life. I look forward to working with you as we bring the 
college forward into the future." 



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OCTOBER. 1989 



MSMC KEPT "GROOUV 



by Wendy Nobles 

The Social Committee has started its new year with 
a bundle of new ideas. Its first venture, the "Relive 
Woodstock" Dance, held on September 30th, was a 
success. Presently, Monica Herman and Claudia Guer- 
rero, the chairs of this year's committee, are coming 
up with more fun ideas to cover their one event per 
month quota. The committee has many new faces and 

ideas this 

year, but 

they are 

looking for 

more input 

from stu- 
dents, es- 

pec i al ly 

commuters. 

Monica and Claudia hope that students will come to 
them with ideas about events and about how to carry 
out some of the events planned, such as possible bands 
they may may want to hear. "We don't want to come 
up with al 1 the ideas and just have the committee carry 
out the work," states Claudia. 

'Social' is defined in the dictionary as "living to- 
gether in communities or groups; Marked by or pro- 
moting friendly social relations, social gatherings," 
Monica says "My goal as social co-chair is to provide 
social gatherings that will promote MSMC coming 
together to live as one." 

One of the events this semester to look forward to 
is a possible tourof movie studios this semester. Next 
semester look forward to hearing the dilemma of a 
lady named Sadie. 

If you would like to be a part of the MSMC social 
committee, please contact Claudia Guerrero orMonlca 
Herman for more information. 



Introducing . 

MELU 



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by Veronica Rodriquez 

Movimlento Es- 
tudiantlldeLatinasUnldas 
(MELU) had their first 
nacho sale on October 4, 
1 989 on the Doheny cam- 
pus, MELU Is the new His- 
panic club here at Mount 
St. Mary's College on the 
Doheny campus. 

The goals of the club, 
which is an outreach pro- 
gram, are to help people 
and show them that there 
are people who care for 
them In many different 
ways. Once a month, the 
club will be selllngnachos 
and donate the proceeds 
to a needy family In the 
Doheny area In order to 
help them. 

Another activity 



has the club members 
asking for donations so 
that they can offer it to a 
special family. Further- 
more, the club will also 
promote many volunteer 
programs which are hap- 
pening outside the cam- 
pus. 

Anyone who is in- 
terested In Joining the 
clubasavolunteercanfill 
out an application with 
Zol la Garcia, President at 
(213)748-6833, or talk 
to one of the officers: 
Veronica Rodriguez, Vice 
President; Camel ia Gar- 
cia, Secretary; Eliza Za- 
bala, Treasurer; and 
Laura Mendoza, Public 
Relations. 



Catalina Escape 

by Hilda Sianez 

On the 29th of land for a special retreat. 
September, myself and The retreat was an 

ten other participants of opportunity to escape the 

Mount St. Mary's Col lege everyday struggles we go 



departed to Catalina Is- 



Talklng 
About Talking, a 

powerful play about ra- 
cism, sexism, antisemi- 
tism, homophobia and 
prejudice, will be per- 
formed in the Lecture Hal 1 
on the Doheny campus on 
Friday, Nov. 10th at 7:30. 
The play is free to the 
Mount community and 
their guests. There will 
be a free shuttle from 
Chalon. The shuttle sign- 
up sheet is placed on The 
View office door. For 
more Information, con- 
tact Karen Wolman at 
Doheny, ext. 2259 or at 
Chalon pxt -*?Qi 



The View 

Mount St. Mary's College, Los Angeles, CA 90049 

Allison Turner Managing Editor 

Zoila Garcia Doheny Editor 

Marie Cuniffe Feature Editor 

Ursula Strephans Layout Editor 

Missl Flores Business Manager 

Paollna Schlro Publicity Manager 

Karen Wolman Faculty Advisor 

Reporters: 

Donna Burr, Danlse Callahan, Lisa Cruz, 

Noeml Gilbert, Mary Hodges, Wendy Nobles, 

Veronica Rodriguez, Alicia Saldana, 

Hilda Sianez, Kristin Wennerstrom. 

Tne view welcomes viewpoints on scnool reiateo or puoi isned 
material Readers may express their opinions through person- 
ally signed letters The view will list campus events, free of 
charge For inclusion, send all relevant information to the 
events editor by the first week of every month 



through, and It also gave 
us a chance to be In 
touch with nature and 
ourselves. 

Our journey was one 
of reflection and en- 
lightenment. We ex- 
pressed our thoughts 
and feelings with one 
another. 

As we departed from 
the island, we felt at 
ease with ourselves 
and each other. 

The participants and 
I would like to extend 
our gratitude to Sr. 
Anne Davis and Gall 
Gresser, both campus 
ministry directors 
from Mount St. Mary's 
College! 






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OCTOBER. IQ8Q 




By Donna Burr and Danise Callahan 



National 




International 




Bread and ...water? 

The Justice Department filed lawsuits on October 
4th against four major cities for violation of the.Clean 
Water Act. Detroit, Phoenix, San Antonio and El Paso 
were charged with allowing industrial toxic wastes, 
including such toxic pollutants as dioxln, cyanide, 
arsenic, cadmium, and lead, to be discharged into their 
sewage treatment systems. 

The suits have been filed by the Environmental Pro- 
tection Agency (EPA), which is seeking to promote water 
quality. The EPA also wishes to protect wildlife, which 
is threatened by such mismanagement of hazardous 
substances. Attorney General Thornburgh and William 
K. Reilly, both EPA administrators, mention fifty-seven 
other cities guilty of Clean Water Act violations. 

According to Reilly, this lawsuit Is "the first phase 
of an enforcement initiative to draw attention to the 
problems of inadequate pretreatment programs." The 
violationscan result in finescosting errant local govern- 
ments as much as $25,000 a day. 

For our female readers... 

A judge recently rejected allegations that the State 
of California is gui lty of sex discrimination based upon a 
wage-and-job classification system established fifty 
years ago. 

The California State Employee Association sought 
legal action arguing that female-dominated Jobs such as 
teaching, nursing, and clerical work earn less than 
comparable work done by males. While most observes 
would agree with this statement, no del Iberate discrimi- 
nation could be proven. 

Earthquake hits San Francisco 

San Francisco was hit by an earthquake on October 
17th that was the biggest since the quake of 1906. 
Estimated tobeneara 7.0ontheRichter scale, Itcreated 
immense damage and took several 1 ives. A section of the 
Bay Bridge col lapsed as did 1 .5 mi les of Interstate 880. 

Although officials first estimated the death toll to be 
around 200, it is now believed that under a hundred 
people have died. Officials rushed to the scene, and 
volunteers emerged to help in this most tragic disaster. 

It is believed that there is a 50/50 chance of a major 
after shock occuring within the next two months, so 
unfortunately it does not look like the tragedy is over 
quite yet. 



East flees West 

A lifelong dream Is final ly coming true for many East 
German citizens; they are being given permission to 
leave the East and go West. It all began in May when 
Hungary opened its borders to Austria, triggering the 
beginning of the refugee crisis. 

Since then, large numbers of East Germans have been 
flooding in and seeking refuge in West German embassies 
in Czechoslovakia and Poland. This action has created 
tension between East Germany and its other allies. 
Hungary and Czechoslovakia, afraid of losing support 
from West Germany, consented by mid-September to 
open their borders to the refugees. 

Talks have been taking place between Prague, Warsaw 
and the two Germanles, and a tentative agreement was 
reached by early October; East Germany is allowing the 
refugees to leave for the West. 

Perestrolka-Dream or reality? 

Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev is heading in a 
direction few would have predicted. His goal has been to 
reconstruct his country's society and, at the same time, 
remove the totalitarian forces of Stalinism and neo- 
Stalinlsm. He has stated that he wants to end the Cold 
War and disarm as quickly as possible to prevent the 
possibility of war. His plans include cutting Russia's 
defense budget 50% by 1 995 and another 50% w i th i n the 
next ten years. 

English Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and West 
Germany's Helmet Kohl have both expressed their sup- 
port. Surprisingly, no statement has been issued from 
the White House. 

Bush has preferred to remain out of Perestrolka untl 1 
he is assured of its success. Some are criticizing him, 
calling him "timid", while others are considering him 
"wise" not to get involved until concrete evidence has 
been offered by Gorbachev. What do you think? 



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Barbed Wires 

by Lisa Cruz 

As the moon shows its face in darkness 

the chills of the night behold 

The man, the woman, the decrepit, a child 

barbed wire cannot silence the bold 

Silence the cry, silence the rage 

plunge them into the darkness of doom 

Where cries are confined, rage is restrained 

in the stench of the haunted room 

Wicked Masters stalk the darkness, 

the horrors of the night before them unfold 

Ruthless, bloodthirsty animals seize their prey 

in their attempt to silence the bold. 

Have you no mercy, have you no fear 

in the reality of Divine Retribution? 

You may destroy every fiber of my flesh 

but not the fate of your condemnation. 

Clenched fists raised in defiance 

not bound by the Power of Fear 

This senseless madness serves no purpose 

consolation: Judgment Day is near 

Subjected to your tortuous hands, 

to the Power of your Perverted Mind 

Agony, Pain, Shock, and Fear 

Companions, ha! One of a kind! 

Elusive Heroes, I call you arise! 

Redeem this bloodthirsty land 

The jailers can't fathom the depth of our spirit 

Obliterate the Iron Hand! 



This is dedicated to Liz Rodriguez: 

The loss of a loved one is never easy, 

and we know the sadness you must be feeling. 

Just know that you don't have to go through this 

alone. If you want someone to talk to; we'll be 

here to listen. And if you find yourself in need of 

help; don't be afraid to ask. And always know that 

you have friends who will be there for you. 

With our deepest sympathy, 

Maria, Josle, Blanca, Carol, Elisa, Mardi, and Julie 

We ask that you pray 
for the repose of the soul of Liz's mother. 



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Read ThisL 



by Allison Turner 

After spending 
hundreds of dollars on 
textbooks this semester, 
wouldn't it be nice if you 
could get your money's 
worth and read them all, 
from cover to cover? 

This year the Edu- 
cational and Industrial 
Research Institute is of- 
fering a class which of- 
fers such an opportunity. 
While increasing your 
rate anywhere from 
1,200 to 5,000 words 
per minute, the reading 
class also teaches you 
how to effectively take 
tests as wel 1 as teaching a 
form of shorthand for 
better note-taking. 




The class, which 
will commence as soon as 
student interest is ob- 
served, will cost $395, 
with family discounts 
available. Located on the 
Chalon campus, it will 
consist of eight meetings 
and will be offered with a 
money-back guarantee. 
Should you triple your 
reading speed or increase 
your rate to only 1,000 
words per minute, your 
money will be refunded. 

For more informa- 
tion contact Sister Van- 
dehe at schoo 1 or Dan from 
the Educational and Indus- 
tri al Research I nst i tute at 
(213)559-5700. 



Hraufrt— -. 

Calendar d ^^rO"ttTT| 

jfl by Danlse Callahan 
I I I I I Mr and Noeml Gilbert 



Wil tern Theatre, Inc. 



Nov 6 & 7 

"The Waterboys" 
This Dublin based group is currently promoting 
their latest album. 



Nov 6 L.A. Theatre Center 

June Jordan is presented as part of a poetry/ 
literary series. 

Nov 7,14,19,28 & Dec 5 

Pacific Asian Museum, Pasadena 
"Myths and the Human Psyche" is a lecture 
series covering myths from around the world. 

Nov 18 

"Yellowjackets" 

Jazz concert featuring songs from their latest 
album, The Spin. 

Nov 22-Dec 3 

" The Phantom of the Opera " Ahmanson Theatre 
This is the original London stage musical by Ken 
Hill. If you've heard of Andrew Lloyd Weber's 
version, don't miss his inspiration. 



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by Margaret Skane 

My name is Mar- 
garet Skane and I am a 
restdent at the Doheny 
campus. I was asked to 
write an arttcle about 
myself because I am 
one, among many stu- 
dents, who was not 
born In the United 
States;! was born In 
Uganda, Africa. 

I have eight broth- 
ers and sisters One 
brother was born in 
New York, four were 
born in South America, 
and my three sisters 
were born in Africa 
Both of my parents ere 
American, but after 
they were married and 
had their first child, 
my father was trans- 
ferred to the Belgian 
Congo He workedfora 
company called Esso, 
which Is very similar 
to Exxon here In the 
US 

We moved back 
to the States when I was 
three years old, so 
most of whet lam tell- 
ing you are stories I 
have heard my family 
tell The most fascl- 
netlng story I heve 
everheerd Isebout the 
dey I wes born l wes 
born on January 23, 
197 1 , e very speclel 
dey In Afrlcenhlstory, 
on this dey. Idiemin, 
who wes once Chief of 
Steff of the Ugenden 
Army, wes put in com- 



mandof all of Africa 

At first, people 
thought he was going to 
be a very week end in- 
competent ruler, but 
they leterreelized how 
powerful he hed be- 
come. Thlspowerledto 
the murder end Injury 
of meny dtl2ens et 
Idlemin's commend. 
My mother seld this 
wes e frightening dey 
for her. She seid she 
wes resting quietly In 
her room efter giving 
birth to me when ell of 
e sudden she wes told to 
hide under her bed. 
There wes e very good 
reeson for this; there 
were bullets flying 
through the hospitel 
windows end bombs 
being shot off outside. 
Whet e dey it must heve 
beem 

When my femily 
gets together for spe- 
c1elholideys.lt Is very 
interesting to heer the 
exciting stories they 
tell My fether tells 
funny stones ebout 
cemplng In the Seren 
Getti Desert Heveyou 
ever hed e hippo rub up 
egelnst your tent or 
heer lions roering off 
tnthedistence? Idon't 
know ebout you, but I 
know I would be scored' 
My two older sisters 
tellstortes ebout mon- 
keys who used to stey In 

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When I beceme e vegeterien, my femily 
thought It wes just e phase I wes going through, 
another one of Mary's health food kicks. Only this 
time I think they fully expected me to adopt some 
obscure religion, shave my head, and disappear 
into the wilderness. 

The reactions we vegetarians get from meat 
eaters are as verled es our reasons for becoming 
vegetarlens. Reesonsf or switching toe vegeter- 
ien diet Include heelth, diet, economic, humani- 
tarian, and religious reasons My reasons for 
becoming a vegeterien ere varied, and though it 
may heve something to do with the eppearance of 
the meat served in the cafeteria, I consider 

myself a conscientious objector to meat eating in 
general. 

This country consumes entirely too much 

meat for its own good. The effects of continuing to 
demend such e greet supply of meet could be 
disastrous to the U.S. end third world countries. 
Reislng enimels for food destroys the topsoll 
end ground weter supplies es well as wild life 
habitets end ecologicel balances One pound of 
meat produces 1 00 pounds of manure which pol- 
lutes our weter Meet production Is the number 
one polluter In the U.S., greeter then ell other 
humen activities combined. In eddltlon, 

260,000,000 ecres of forest lend heve been 
cleared to create crop lend for e meet centered 
diet; 56* of Amerlcen crop lend Is devoted to 
meet production. 

Other countries elso suffer from our meet- 
eetlng hebit Countries in Centrel end South 
Amerlce experience the destruction of their 
tropical rein forests - for whet? The Americen 
hemburger.(Afrlce suffers reduced relnfell be- 
ceuse of the loss of rain forests cleared by com- 
panies such as Burger King for the "American 
diet ") 

Another problem with meat consumption Is 
that a considerebleemount of protein is lost in the 
conversion from grain to enimel flesh It tekes 
16 pounds of grein end soybean to produce one 
pound of beef, 7 5 pounds of protein for one pound 
of protein as hog flesh, end 5 pounds of protein for 
pound of chicken flesh This food chain 
(humen-animel-grein/gress) deprives humens 
of the highest quelity food sources 
If Americens were to reduce their meet in teke. 



hundreds of thousends of people could be 
adequately fed with the grein supply Of course, 
feeding people is more a question of politics than 
actual availability of food, but as the world's 
humen population increases, the problem of meet 
versus grain production will have to be ad- 
dressed. In theoneecre specethetcensupportthe 
production of 165 pounds of beef, 20,000 pounds 
of potatoes can be grown. Furthermore, one acre 
devoted to cereels cen produce five times more 
protein then en ecre devoted to meet production; 
legumes, 10 times; leafy vegetables, 15t1mes. 

It Is not only possible to survive on a diet with 
less meat, it is much healthier A woman's diet 
should include no more than !2*of total calories 
as protein as compered to the 58* as carbohy- 
drateend30*fets. Protein comes from evertety 
of sources other then meet. Including grelns and 
seeds, legumes, and leafy vegetables. These 
sources also provide other important nutrients 
not found in meat By eating e wide veriety of 
vegetebles or by eddlngdelry products to the diet, 
edequete protein is eestly obtelned. The body 
stores excess protein esfet. 

High consumption of meat Is elso directly 
releted to heelth problems such es stroke, heert 
diseese, diabetes, end obesity Frequency of ell of 
these problems 1s seen to decreese with the in- 
troduction of e vegeterien diet. A vegeterien diet 
hes elso been scientifically proven to provide a 
person with greeter stamina, s trength, end lon- 
gevity in comperl son withe meet eeter. There 1s 
elso the feet thet fruits end vegetebles ere much 
less expensive then meet products Meny people 
elso heve religious objections to eetlng enimel 
flesh. 

Even without ell these fects, I know thet I feel 
better he ving become e vegetarian. I know I em 
eetlng more healthy foods now then I ever heve 
before; 1 heve more energy end I've lost weight. 
And elthough my eetlng hebits elone mey heve 
little effect on the food production system in 
Americe.lf we ell cut some of the meet out of our 
diets we'd not only be heelthler, but in the long 
run, there might be e lot more food to go eround 
For more informetion on vegeterienlsm and 
vegeterien meels, check out Diet For e S mall 
p lene by Frences Moore Lappe, or Diet For a 
New America by John Robbins, 



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A f rica, cont 

a tree right outside 
theirbedroom window. 
They said the monkeys 
made a terrible racket. 
From what I've 
heard, the people are as 
Interesting as the ani- 
mals. Many of the Af- 
rican women didn't 
wear shirts back then; 
they felt very natural 
goingtopless. 



There are many, 
many other things I 
could tell you about 
myself and about Af- 
rica, bi't Idon'twantto 
ramblj on. One day I 
would love to go back 
and visit the continent 
where I was born-l 
seemed to have missed 
so much because I was 
so young. 



STARS AND STRIPES FOREVER? 

The Flag Protection Act of 1989 has already 
been challenged by protesters at the nation's 
capitol Three men, including a VietNam veteran, 
were arrested on charges of desecrating the U.S. 
flag less than a week after passage of the new 
statute. 

A fourth demonstrator, Gregory Johnson, was 
not charged. Johnson's burning of the American 
flag at the 1984 Republican National Convention 
led to the Supreme Court ruling that such an 
action was considered symbolic expression and 
was protected under the First Amendment. The 
accused face penalties of up to three years in jail 
and a$ 1000 fine; however, this Is guaranteed to 
be a lengthy and well-documented trial. Any bids 
on the movie rights? 



GOV'T REPORT ONGAYS IN MILITARY 

The Pentagon recently received a report, 
drafted by a military research center, that sug- 
gested an end to the ban on homosexuals in the 
armed forces. The research team, based in Mon- 
terey, California, was assigned the task of deter- 
mining security risks. If any, posed by homo- 
sexuals. However, the team expanded the topic and 
drafted the report tltled/'Nonconformlng Sexual 
Orientations and Military Suitability." 

Internal correspondence in Washington re- 
gards the study's findings as" ...biased, flawed, 
offensive, and wasteful of government re- 
sources" (NY Times). The policy of excluding 
homosexuals has long been defended by the Pen- 
tagon, which sees such a preference as en under- 
mining force regarding discipline in the ranks. 
Several pending lawsuits challenge this 
controversial situation and may gain strength 
from such favorable reports emanating from the 
Defense Department's own Personnel Security 
Research and Education Center. "Education" 
seems to be the key word 



STUDENT FOUND GUILTY 

In a Virginia court, a 16-year-old pleaded 
guilty to one count of murder, three counts of 
attempted murder, one count of malicious 
wounding, ond nine other firearms violations 
The young man Is awaiting sentencing for his fatal 
shooting of a teacher end the wounding of an 
asslstent prlnclpel. 

The gun epperently jemmed es he elmed to fire 
upon enotherstudent.thusending the sleughter 
The presiding circuit judge hes yet to determine 
whether Nlcholes Elliot will be sentenced es e 
juvenile ores en edult The tregic Incident took 
Piece etAtlentlc Shores Chrlstlen School fifteen 
deysbeforeChrlstmes, 1988 



PRE-SUMMIT MEETING 

President Bush end Russian President Mikhail 
S.Gorbachev have scheduled a meeting in Decem- 
ber. This comes as e surprise to most people who 
heve criticized Bush for showing no support 
towards Gorbachev's plan for 
democracy... Peres troike. The meeting is sched- 
uled to take place December 2nd and 3rd aboard 
U.S. and Soviet naval ships in the Mediterreneen, 
in preparetlon for next year's arms control 
summit. 

This December meeting will be the first be- 
tween the two leaders since Bush took office. They 
are expected to discuss a wide renge of topics, but 
es of yet It is still speculetion as to the actual 
subjects. Some think topics will range from the 
friction in Afghanistan to discussion on long- 
range nuclear weapons. 

TWO DISASTERS LINKED TOGETHER 

A Palestinian group has been linked to the 
French plene crash. On September 1 9th a French 
airliner exploded over the desert in Niger. Spe- 
cialists in Peris' centre 1 police leboretory, who 
were working with fregments of a suitcese found 
in the wreckage, heve made an import ant discov- 
ery. The bomb that ceused this disester is similer 
to a terrorist bomb that exploded in Paris in 
February 1985, believed to have been built by 
Pelestinien Abu Ibrehim. French papers cerried 
this news, howeverthe Peris police refused to 
comment on it. 

Meny experts believe that the bomb involved 
with the December 1988 explosion of Pen Am 
Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, and the 
other two bombs were produced by the same 
people. They do not believe thet it was Abu 
Ibrahim himself because he is in exile, but they 
could heve been mede by one of his pupils. The 
only logicel essumption thet cen be mede, due to 
the French investlgetors' work. Is thet elthough 
the bombing cleerly points eway from certain 
groups. It does not point to a specific person. 

CRY FREEDOM... IS IT FINALLY BEING HEARD??? 

Several members of the ANC (African Netlonel 
Congress) heve, efterelmost e quert er of e cen- 
tury, been releesed f roni prison due to the efforts 
of Nelson R Mendele.Mendele Is the 7 1-yeer- 
old leeder of the outlewed Afrlcen Netlonel Con- 
gress This orgenlzet Ion wes benned by the gov- 
ernment of South Afrlce In 1 960. 

Mendel e wes tried for treesonend sebotege In 
1 963 end hes been In jell ever since He hes been 
trying since 1963 to heve his coll eegues releesed 
end el so to heve the ANC eccepted es en importent 
pert of South Afrlce's future. The government 
refuses to telk to the ANC leeders until the guer- 
rille group renounces violence The group is now 
plennlngtoaddresserelly end hes theepprovel of 
the government The freed men seem to be stress- 
ing the need for "order end discipline". 



Problem 
Student? 



by Wendy Nobles 

When Tim Moore, 
(name changed) a 
seemingly intelligent 
young man, started 
struggling in school, 
his parents and teach- 
ers thought his prob- 
lem wes merely lezf- 
ness. They constently 
yelled et him, seying 
thet if he didn't work 
herder they would kick 
him out of the exclu- 
sive prep school hewes 
enrolled In Tim, 
on the other hend, 
thought he wes 
really stupid. Unfor- 
tunetely, Tim is not 
elone; he is emong 
meny other students 
struggling their wey 
through school with 
undiegnosed leerning 
disabilities 



Everyone hes heerd 
ebout LD's (learning 
disabilities) such as 
dyslexie and slow 
learners Many 

people, including par- 
ents and teachers, don't 
know that there are 
meny other forms of 
LD's, in eddltion to the 
common reversel of 
letters (dyslexia). 

Dyslexie is e 
term used inter- 
chengeably with 
"leerning disability," 
which means specifi- 
cally any type of prob- 
lem with languege, 
whether speeking, lis- 
tening, reesoning, 
understending, writ- 
ing, reeding, spelling, 
or even erithmetlc 
(cont. p 3 ) 



The View 

12001 Chalon Road. Los Angelas, CA 90049 

Allison Turner Editor-in-Chief 

Zolle Gordo Doheny Editor 

Marie Cunnlffe Feature Editor 

Ursula Strephons Layout Editor 
Mlssl Flores Business Manager 

Paollno Schlro Publicity Manager 

Koren Wolmon Faculty Advisor 

Reporters: 

Donna Burr, Dantse Callahan, Lisa Cruz, 

Noeml Gilbert, Mary Hodges, 

Wendy Nobles, Alicia Saldana, Hilda "lonez, 

Margaret Skene, Kristin Wennerstrom 

The View welcomes viewpoints on school related or pub- 
lished material Readers may express thelroplnlons through 
personally signed letters Signed letters and editorials 
present personal on'nions and do not necessarily reoresent 
the views of the s*aff 






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Disabilities, cont 



(which is considered a 
type of language). 
Chtldrenoradults with 
LD's have trouble 
processing Informa- 
tion they read or hear 
Into their long orshort 
term memories, or 
communicating what 
they know in written 
orspoken words 

All learning dis- 
abilities ere physio- 
logical The dyslexic 
brain, for example, is 
different from the 
non-dyslexic because 
the right hemisphere 
is larger than the left 
hemisphere. Re- 
searchers think that 
during the second tri- 
mester of pregnancy, 
cells that should mi- 
grate from the right 
hemisphere to the lan- 
guage center* in the 
left side don't get 
there; Instead they end 
up in the frontal lobe 
where the cells don't 
mature. OftenLD'scen 
be Inherited; occur- 
ring four out of five 



times more in boys 
than In girls. 

Many people have 
misconceived notions 
aboutLD's. tioreoften 
than not, learning dis- 
abled students have 
been perceived as 
"problem" students in 
special classes Be- 
cause parents end 
teachers don't always 
know the signs to look 
for, many remein un- 
diegnosed. Problemsin 
processing lenguege 
usuelly surfece before 
children stert school. 
Early motor de- 
velopment may be slow 
or uneven. Children 
may be incepeble of 
remembering simple 
nursery rhymes, or 
become confused when 
given simple direc- 
tion. Chj ,_ 
dren who mispro- 
nounce words like 
"psgettl" may not 
understand theorderof 
letter sounds or which 
sound accompanies 



which letter They may 
not be able to learn 
sight recognition, 
write letters without 
reversing them, or 
even distinguish be- 
tween P B, or D. 
Learning disabled stu- 
dents may do well In 
their classes by doing 
all of their homework, 
but heve trouble with 
tests. 

These students cen 
be diagnosed with spe- 
cial testing, the big- 
gest problem with this 
being finding the fa- 
cilities to get help 
Most high schools have 
a learning disability 
specialist, but not ell 
colleges heve the seme. 
Most colleges heve 
stete required quotes to 
fill in edmitting leern- 
ing disebled students, 
yet heve no support 
systems forthem when 
they get there. Once the 
students get the help 
they need, they cen 
learn to achieve higher 
ecedemicgoels. 







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by Lisa Cruz 

The Netionel 
Associetlon forCempus 
Activities'(NACA)Fer 
West Regionel Confer- 
ence wes held Novem- 
ber 4 - 7 et the Red 
Lion Inn In Secre- 
mento Speciel Proj- 
ects Coordinetor Leeh 
Ann Cero, heed delegete 
Ruth Leye, Connie 
Bonilles, Requel Ce- 
pecete, Kerle Merro- 
quin end Llse Tepte 
represented Mount St 
Mery'sCollege. 

"NACA is en or- 
genizetlon thet focuses 
on end helps the student 
leeder," steted Ruth 
Leye. "Through verled 
educetionel sessions 
end opportunities, it 
promotes personel 
growth The Mount 
representetives were 



of high spirit ell 
throughout. Thet 
helped in promoting 
our school end in mek- 
Ing It e better known 
institution." 

Leah Ann Cero 
wes on the Southern 
Celifornie/Nevede 
Unit Steering Com- 
mittee for two yeers 
She geve en educe- 
tionel session on Im- 
proving steff end stu- 
dent reections Her 
job es fund reiser en- 
teiled herd work As 
Leeh seid, "There 
meu not be moneu 
involved in volunteer- 
ing for NACA - but 
whet one geins is 
priceless." 

"I felt the con- 
ference geve us idees 
on how to promote 
more spirit end de- 



creese the epethy In 
this school," clelmed 
delegete Connie Bonil- 
les ■ 

Student Activi- 
ties Clerk Llse Teple 
leerned e lot regerding 
progremmlng "I 
highly recommend 
thet students partici- 
pate in the NACA con- 
ference," Lisa seid 
"I hope to be one of the 
delegetes next yeer." 

The conference 
overell wes very en- 
lightening As Requel 
Cepecete leerned, "I 
reeltze thet there ere 
more slmilerities than 
differences among the 
different schools The 
conference was e 
greet experience It 
wes enice waytomeet 
people " 



Do It For the Children 



by Lisa Cruz 



Christmas Is fast approeching As we 
welcome the Yuletideseeson we ere pleesed with 
veried Imeges of prosperity end joy — in new 
clothes, exiting gifts, cherished reletionshlps, 
the beeutlfulChristmes tree, the heppy children 

Christines is foreveryone, yet It tekes on 
e different dimension for the children By virtue 
of their vulnerebillty end Innocence, children 
demend speciel cere According to Amnesty In- 
ternetlonel. et this very moment e child mey be 
sub jec ted to the whims of e ruthless torturer, es 
children from ell over the world become victims 
of humen rights ebuse 

Amnesty Internetlonel is en independent 
worldwide movement working Impertielly for 
the releese of ell prisoners of conscience, fair end 
prompt trials for political prisoners, and en end 
to torture end executions It is funded by done- 

tlons from its members end supporters through- 
out the world 

In this dey end ege.berberlenlsm contin- 
ues es Amnesty Internetlonel chronicles the es- 
celetlng violence thet speres no one Children 
heve been either ceught in the crossfire or were 
innocent bystenders Other children heve been 
used es e meens to force perents to confess to 

poll tlcel crimes es in the cese of e five-month old 
beby kept in en edjecent cell The infent wes 
deprived of milk "I sew the five-month old beby 

screemlng in this stete," cleimede former Ireqi 
prisoner 



Often, retelietlon egeinst humen rights 
workers ere vented towerds their offspring 
Children often pey the price In Guatemele's po- 
litlcel cheos Armed men hed burst into Susene 
TzocMendoze'shome inNovember, 1988 They 
were looking for her f ether, eGuetemelen human 
rights worker Fei ling to find him, they ettecked 
herinsteed;beet1ng h er so severely overe four- 
dey period thet she vomited blood In Februery, 
Iris Reyes Urtze, the niece of the President of 
enother Guetemelen rights orgenizetlon, wes 
ceptured by government soldiers end teken to e 
mllltery cempendreped She wes !5yeersold 

Such eccounts ere only toofemlliertome 
since I wes relsed in en country wrought with 
suppression end decedence during the Mercos 
Regime The former First Ledy, Imelde is noto- 
rious for her shoes end Jewelry -but people seem 
to be oblivious to the seerlng feet of political 
detention end torture thet hed been prevelent in 
their reign Intellectuals, professlonels, stu- 
dent s, the religious, end hum en rights edvocetes, 
their loved ones end children were primery ter- 
gets for brutality Detention and torture were 
used to silence legitimate cries for justice end 
reform 

My physic's professor wes e political 
detainee end he, too, wes subjected to mentel end 
physlcel torture This disturbed me e greet dee I 
especielly since my fether wes egeinst my in- 



volvement In poll tlcel orgenlzet ions My contri- 
bution wes insignificant compared to my friends, 
who were totally committed to the pursuit of 
social justice They were et the forefront of the 
humen rights movement Eech of us hed thet 
innetefeerofceptivity.sincewe were e were of 
the possibility of detention I felt extremely 
vulnereble It wes e frightening experience 
Preying end knowing there were meny students 
Involved somehow mede me stronger 

During the derk deys of the dictatorship. 
Amnesty Internetlonel wes emong the few or- 
genlzet ions thet provided erey of hope Its work 
of facilitating the releese of political prisoner s 
was Impressive It became my dreem to become 
e pert of such e noble orgenizetlon 

Coming here e yeer ego enebled me to get 
in touch with end join Amnesty Internetlonel As 
e member one gets to receive their bimonthly 
newsletter.Amnesty Action, which provides the 
most current informetlon on prisoner ceses 
edopted It gives en updete on humen rights 
situetions ell over the world end offers speciel 
opportunities to pertlcipete directly in cem- 
peigns 

A child's leughter, e child's joy gives 
edded significence to the beeuty of the Vuletlde 
Seeson There is no greeter love then this - dolt 
for the seke of the children Humen life is sacred 
Be a part of Amnesty Internetlonel - cell (213) 
388- 1237 




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Safety Found In Numbers 



by iconic* VaHsds 

Are we safe on the 
Doheny Campus? Con- 
sider these facts: we 
have had five Toyotas 
stolen; USC fraternity 
houses, known to have a 
reputation for wild 
parties enhanced by 
alcohol, surround the 
campus; the entrances 
to campus aren't al- 



ways guarded; and the 
campus is easily ac- 
cessible to any pedes- 
trian wishing to pass 
through. Withcrimeat 
an all time high, and 
date rape-frequently 
occurring at frater- 
nity perties-an eve- 
ryday occurrence, the 
answer would seem to 



'Tis the Time 

to Start 

Shopping . . . 



be no. However, all 
students interviewed 
forthisarticlefeltsafe 
living at Doheny; they 
allseethiscampusasa 
sort of haven in the 
heart of a very un- 
stablepartof LA. 

The students 
talked about the ad- 
ministration mem- 
bers, teachers, nuns, 
and guards as mother/ 
father figures, each 
having an interest in 
student safety. For 
exampki, the admini- 
stration responded to 
the Toyota crisis by 
closing the campus and 
leaver only one en- 

trance/oxit gate open. 
The students have 
learned to use safety 
common sense on cam- 



pus as well; walking 
in groups, and 
when that is not pos- 
sible, being assertive 
when walking alone. I 
personallybelievethet 
we all need to create a 
safe place for our- 
selves, not depending 
totally on others to 
createitforus. Thisis 
possible through the 
advantages a small 
campus such as Doheny 
has to offer. 

I call on each of us, 
both at Doheny and 
Chalon,to takeprecau- 
tions, use the re- 
sources available, 
such as the shuttle, and 
build a community 
willing to work to- 
wards a safe campus 
environment. 



December 1-17 Theater 40 

Home , written by critically-acclaimed 
novelist and playwright David Storey, is a funny 
and touching language play that gently sums up 
the human condition and humorously grapples 
withlifegone askew. 



December 2 - January 6 

Otis/Parsons Art Gallery 
An exhibition featuring sixty American 
artists brings into the public eye the 1950's 
trial and execution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, 
the only Americans ever given the death penalty 
for conspiracy to commit espionage. 



December 6 The Streisand Center 

At 7:30 a free public symposium "Art and 
Politics - The '50's/'80's Parallel" is sched- 
uled in conjunction with the Rosenberg exhibit. 

December 8-10 The Great Western Forum 

The Grateful Dead will be performing 
three concerts, at 8:00 on Friday, 9:00 on Sat- 
urday, and 6:00 on Sunday. 



December 9 Women's 20th Century Club 

The California Lyric Grand Opera will 
present an Opera Gala featuring excerpts from 
such productions as West Side Story,Show Boat 
PorgyandBess,andSouthPacific,amongothers 
Admission is $12.00, and will be performed at 



by Poollna Schlro 



As winter grows near, it Is apparent that 
Christmas is just around the 
corner. Have you done your Christmas shopping? 

We are often preoccupied with the more im- 
portant things that need to be completed, such as 
research papers, jobs, and socializing, that we 
set aside our shopping until the very last possible 
minute We say that we will worry about it after 
finals, but did you know that finals end on Decem- 
ber 22, leaving only three shopping days until 
Christmas? 

The last few days before Christmas are the 
most hectic for all shoppers buying presents- 
mothers fighting for the last doll on the shelf, 
customers watting In endless lines for assis- 
tance, and teenagers debating what to get their 
boyfriends. Here are a few tips to avoid this 
annual "rush hour" before Christmas. 

FOUR POINTS FOR OMITTING 
LAST MINUTE FRUSTRATION 

l Make a list of everyone for whom you want to 

purchaseagift. 

2. Next to their name write down what you would 

like to buy for them 

3 Price each Item before you purchase It In order 
togetthebestdeel 

4 Avoldprocrestlnation 



Literary 
Corner 



WINGS OF FREEDOM 



The flight of my soul 
on feathered wings, 
upward to the sky, 
is a beautiful thing 
to see. 

Soaring high, gaining 
speed, freeat lastof 
life's worrisome 
problems. 

but, alas, I take one 
brief peek at all left 
beh i nd, 

and I see your gentle 

tears, 

your aching heart. 



In that one Instant, 
I love you again, 
for your love of me. 
Invaluable as I may be 

And so, the wings, as 

Icarus 

wouldhavetoldme, did 

notlast, 

and I fell again to the 

ground, 

tied once more by an 

aching love. 



by Almee Steffes 



December 9 Embassy Theater 

Huayucaltla will perform at 8:00 in order 
to promote its second album, Horizontes. The 
group has worked to transcend social and cultural 
barriers through the fusion of their musical and 
personal experiences with the revival of their 
traditional cultures. The group's music ranges 
from folklore from the Andes, afro-caribbean, 
jazz and classical to socially aware "New Song" 
musical styles. 

December 10 Homestead Museum 

A Christmas Open House offers an after- 
noon visit to 1928, featuring holiday decora- 
tions, music, entertainment and refreshments 
Admission Is free, but reservations ere required 

December 14 The Ambassador Theater 

TheJuilliard String Quartet performs the 
complete Beethoven quartets. Tickets are 
$ 19 50 and up. 

December 15 The Wiltern Theatre 

Indigo Girls will be performing at 8 00 
Bend members Amy Ray and Emily Salliers will 
be serving up e striking collection of redlent, 
dynemicelly-performed songs highlighting the 
duo's contrasting yet compllmentery vocel 
styles 



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By Alicia Saldana 

Waking up on New 
Year's Day was as disap- 
pointing as waking up on 
your thirteenth birthday 
and not feeling 1 ike a teen- 
ager Now, I did not ex- 
pect to wake up and find 
my house redecorated, 
complete with a clap-on- 
clap-off system, compli- 
ments of high-tech elves. 
But, with the news re- 
ports about the Increase 
in homicides and drug 
abuse, and the decrease in 
America's academic per- 
formance, I was quickly 
sobered to the reality of 



Let's Begin... 



the large burden which 
sits at the 90's doorstep. 
With the idea of 
1990 being a new begin- 
ning, I was futilely hoping 
for Instant reforms and 
answers to all our prob- 
lems. There are many 
existing problems that we 
will be trying to solve 
well into the next cen- 
tury, whl le new problems 
are arising. 

What are these 
problems which have 
plagued America? One 
does not have to go any 
further than the morning 



paper to find them, usu- 
ally taking a backseat to 
the problems or triumphs 
of China and Eastern Eu- 
rope. 

When we left for 
Christmas break we were 
celebrat ing the f al 1 of The 
Berlin Wall; by the time 
we returned, several 
other eastern European 
countries had over- 
thrown their government 
or had Joined the band- 
wagon against communist 
rule. Following the red, 
white, and blue footsteps 



of democracy, these 
countries are risking 
everything for equality 
and freedom, 

I have recently been 
reminded that perhaps we 
should remind ourselves 
that although freedom is 
virtuous, one can be free 
and still be homeless and 
hungry. Equality of con- 
dition for people in Amer- 
ica, as well as in other 
countries, Is what we 
should be striving for. 

Though it is hard 
to close our eyes to the 



ethical, economical and 
social problems around 
us, we can no longer try 
to justify our blindness 
by saying, "Yeah, but we 
have our freedom." It is 
hard to be truly critical 
about America when 
there are so many coun- 
tries that want to model 
themselves after us — 
we must be doing some- 
thing right. 

I would like to 
think that the problems of 
America and the rest of 
the globe have reached an 
intolerable point, where 



things can only get better. 
I think that we need to 
break the past repe 1 1 1 ive- 
ness of history and begin 
to write a new future. 
Community spirit, non- 
violence, glasnost, and 
environmental protection 
are this year's 
buzzwords. This century 
is pregnant with change, 
change which will hope- 
fully be for the best. Do 
not be startled by the job 
ahead. We c an be gu i ded by 
our dreams for 1990 and 
make them come 
true.. .Let's begini 



Feminism: An Issue of Choice 



By Mary Hodges 

Feminism. It's a scary word to a lot of 
people. Nobody wants to be labeled a feminist and 
everybody hates them. It has connotations of macho 
women trying to beat men at their own game. But to 
me a feminist is not a man-hater or a female chauven- 
ist, a feminist is merely a person who thinks that 
women should have the same rights and opportunities 
that men have and be treated on an equal basis with 
men 

rst, one thing that requires explanation is 

sue of abortion since frighteningly, feminism is 
often associated with this hot topic. Feminists are 
typically portrayed as demonstrative pro-choice 
supporters. This, however, is not necessarily the 
case. A feminist may take either stance she likes 
becai i is about making choices. A woman 

'. decide to voice her opinion against abort ion Just 
as she might choose to support afreedom of choice 
star 

Feminism does not, and should not, revolve 

d abort' es A big part 

mlnism ,-ttitudes. People operate 

3 to the roles that we assign to them. Net 
is a real i ty check en s terec I oles necessar 

.vomen especially need to 

:e the way they perceive themselves 



relationships with others. Women must take it upon 
themselves to carry out a more active role in their 
relationships and in society. Passivity is not forced on 
anyone. Feminism means women making choices about 
their own lives, whether they are a homemaker, an 
autoworker or an executive. Women should examine 
their own values and goals and decide for themselves 
what they want todo rather than letting society decide 
fcr them. 

This means that a woman may choose to 
become a homemaker if it results from her actual 
decision A homemaker may be a feminist and de- 
serves respect as such. The important thing is that she 
herself chooses to be a homemaker. 

Changes in vocabulary are also an important 

nt of feminism because they reflect chanoes in 
attitude. One fortunate thing about the Mount is that 
most hypothetical situations inclass involve women or 
the pronoun 'she' instead of he'. Feminist vocabulary 
may seem strange at first, but It Just takes some 

ng used to. Sa. airperscr ad of 

ulous to me. After a 
practice though, one begins to say nat'. 
words like 'flight attendant', 

•:sperson". However, distinctions such as 'poet- 
ess' and 'male nurse' become unnecessary. 



Moreover, I've discovered that it is not so hard to 
say 'humankind' Instead of 'man'. While all this may 
seem to be making mountains out of molehi 1 Is, changes 
in vocabulary are important because language molds 
our perceptions and images. As long as we continue to 
say 'mailman' instead of 'mail carrier', our image of 
that profession as a man's Job will remain. If we can 
change our appellations, however, the road leading to 
a mere egalitarian society will become smoother. 

The question of etiquette is also one that 
arises in a discussion of feminism. 1 1 is acceptable for 
a feminist woman to go through a door first. Somebody 
has got to go through first, and in this courts 
traditionally the woman. It makes things go a lot more 
smoothly But that does not mean that a woman cannot 
hold a door open for a man as well. Women and men do 
nothavetorejectpollteconvention if itfeelsccmfort- 
able to them and if it does not subordinate one sex or 
the other. 

Feminism does not require that everyone bee 
an activist Feminism means doing what ycu w; 
do and believing in yourself and not letting anyone step 
you from reaching your goals Just because you are a 
woman. Al 1 people need to increase theiraw;,- 

mmatory imbalances in society and change I 
attitudes and lifestyles to put an end to these. 



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The View 



February, 1990 




By Jane Morgan 



Who did we put on the A-list and who did we 
eighty-six'? 

The View interfaced with a healthy selection 
of the Mount's workaholics, wildings, and wannabes to 
provide its readers with a little "infotainment" - a 
reader's poll. Pretty high concept, huh? 



First, the good news... Either 1989 was the 
most abundant, tumul tuous year of the decade, or you 
all have short-term memories, because you thlnk- 
alikes almost reached consensus in most of our cate- 
gories, and noted very current events as the stand- 
outs. Some of the decade's earlier influences must be 
so ingrained that we don't hear ourselves calling 
friends and relatives "Dude" or referring tochildless 
couples as "D.I.N.K.s". Neither do we remember 
playing Pictionary in our postmodern studios or be- 
longing to support groups to overcome our codepen- 
dency, because it has us "stressed." The aforemen- 
tioned, liposuction, and lite beer all took root some- 
time, somewhere, in the past ten years. 



Most everyone agreed that the 80's reached its 
epiphany when the wall came tumbling down in Berlin. 
In the same vein, a number of you said that the end of 
the cold war (thanks, Gorby) and the battles waged for 
a more democratic world made a most indelible mark 
on the past decade and its people. 

A handful of sports fans called the 1984 Olympics 
in our own L.A. the most memorable of moments. 
Scattered throughout our surveys were other sports 
items, like the Lakers back-to-back victories In 1987 
and '88, and the World Series game in 1 988, where the 
Dodgers, in a long shot, walked away with the cham- 
pionship. 



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A few health nuts mentioned the move to Improve 
both hips and heart. Jane Fonda and other fitness 
fanatics sweat and swore by their running shoes and 
bran muffins. In the Interest of lower cholesterol and 
higher fashion we ate baby carrots and tanked up at 
Beverly Hills water bars. 

One honest interviewee said that the advent of 
microwave popcorn made the 80's come al Ive for her. 
Hey, priorities. 






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Some students noted that passion and protest on the 
home front hadn't been put to rest by decades past; 
witness Hands Across America, grassroots environ- 
mental organizations and animal activist groups like 
Heal the Bay and PETA (People for the Ethical Treat- 
ment of Animals.) 




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The space shuttle, home computers, E.T. the 
movie, car phones, the walkman, and the Harmonic 
Convergence also made the list of unforgettables and 
undisposable. 

Now for the bad news... Many of you said that the 
birthofnewleadershlpandthefightforfreedommeant 
dying for it. Tiananman Square was just one battle- 
field. 




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Terror on the airlines, A.I.D.S., the Alaskan oil 
spill and other environmental concerns, the federal 
deficit, homelessness, the drug problem and the rate 
at which they all have grown in number have your 
attention. 

A few of you smirked and said that televangelism 
and loose morals among ourcountry's leaders added to 
the Ills of our society In the 1980's as well. 



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In music everything old Is new again. Recent 
releases by classic rock artists such as The Rolling 
Stones, Eric Clapton, and Bob Dylan have the majority 
of your vote. U2 was another band that got high marks. 
A percentage of you agreed that pop prophets Ma- 
donna, Prince, and Michael Jackson were worthy of 
recognition, though they weren't your particular 
favorites. Also topping the charts were Paula Abdul 
and Mil li Vanilli for some of you. For the record, the 
two newcomers were also considered a musical 
disgrace by some of you. 



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To a greater degree, concerts and events received 
more of your attention than the music actually played 
at them. Giant fundraisers 1 ike USA for Africa, the US 
Festival and Farm Aid were among them. Important to 
others was the birth of MTV and the music video, The 
Stones' Farewell Tour, and the reunion of The Who. 

Bands you love to hate: Run D.M.C. and Guns n" 
Roses, for starters. Most of you had a disdain for 
disco, technopop and rap in general. Metal didn't make 
it with you, either. 



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We also quizzed you on current events, so here's a 
quick look at the best and the worst of the last year of 
the decade. 

Again, we al I seem to agree that the Berl in Wal I and 
developments in Eastern Europe on the whole are 
among the most promising, exciting happenings of not 
just this one, but of several decades past. 

Of people and things we'd Just as soon forget: 
Noriega, the McMartins, cop-slapper Zsa Zsa Gabor, 
the San Francisco earthquake, junk bonds, and ma- 
lathion. 

From the ridiculous to the subl ime... As we exit the 
eighties and ring In the new decade, remember to look 
at the big picture and don't worry, be happy, for ours 
is a kinder, gentler, nation. 

Editor's note. Write the tired buzzwords and phra- 
seology used in this article out of your vocabulary - 
they belong in the closet with your stuffed Spuds 
MacKenzie, plastic purse, and auto shade. 











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Reflections 
on Joanne 



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National 



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nternatlonal 




By Kristin Wennerstrom 



By Danlse Callahan 



By Donna Burr 



Joanne Kennedy 
Is looking forward to 
graduating this May, al- 
though with the idea of 
graduat I on comes not only 
the anxiety of what to do 
once the ceremony's 
over, but also what this 
last semester will entail. 
What f ol lows is a gl impse 
of Joanne, what she has 
done, and what she plans 
to do. 

Joanne began as a 
Physical Therapy major 
In the Honors Program 
(although her attitude 
toward honors was less 
than enthusiastic) when 
she entered Mount St. 
Mary's as a freshman. 
Since then, she has 



homework, Joanne 
spends her spare time 
(what little she has) 
sleeping, reading, going 
out with friends to new 
clubs or underground 
music concerts, or just 
hanging around in her 
dorm room listening to 
reggae or "contempo- 
rary" music. Recently, 
she even did an interview 
for the TV show, I nvp 
Connection 

The room she has 
stayed in since her Junior 
year is a story in Itself. 
Stuck with what used to 
be a very small luggage 
room (with arms out- 
stretched, a person can 
touch both wal Is), Joanne 




changed her major to 
Psychology, has jumped 
into the honors program 
with both feet, arms, and 
re body, and, is cur- 
rently doing research for 
an honors tl The 

paper, when ( .vill 

be the profiles cf four 
won" riet 

Tubman and Joan of Arc, 
N f whom were so 
senters Although the 
paper mi five 

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decided to make the best 
out of a rotten situation 
and built a loft. Now her 
floor is free for what she 
terms as her "things." 

After gradu- 
ation, Joanne plans on 
attending graduate school 
(although she doesn't 
know where yet) for four 
to six more years 
order to get her PrC 

: sychology. 
Someday, she may even 
become a profess 

Wher Joanne 
leaves this school 'nMay, 
these who follow after 
her should remember her 
as f 



Native Americans in Council Bluffs, Iowa 
are testing their legal rights. The issue is not over 
treaties or civil rights, however. Economic empow- 
erment of this frequently neglected minority group is 
being proposed in the form of a $67 million gambling 
casino, the largest between Las Vegas and Atlantic 
City. 

Since 1988, the Indian Gambling Regulatory 
Act has allowed casino games, slot machines, and 
horse and dog racing on Indian land in states that have 
legalized gambling. Iowa only allows gambling for 
purposes of charity, but this loophole is being 
stretched to include businesses if located on tribal 
land. Legal observers say that a favorable rul ing in the 
courts may allow Indians to become to gambling what 
the Japanese are to electronics. Check for more info 
if you're looking to invest. 



Dean Phi 1 1 Ip Carter, 34, father of twins, 
adopted son of a police chief, and a cameraman for 
television documentaries, is facing the death penalty. 
Described as tal 1, handsome and charming, he has been 
conv icted of two murders, and stands accused of rape 
and a total of five other murders, occurring within 
eighteen days. 

Apparently, after meeting attractive young 
women in bars and dating them until his sexual ad- 
vances were rebuffed, he broke Into their homes at 
night with the intention of raping them before stran- 
gling them. One woman was able to escape after more 
than five hours of repeated sexual assault with com- 
bined beating and strangulation to the point of uncon- 
sciousness. 

Carter will face rape and murder charges in 
SanDiego after the formerCulverClty resident leaves 
the Ventura courts. The prosecutor in the case has 
asked for capital punishment as administered in the gas 
chamber. This seemingly respectable man Is sus- 
pected of other violent sexual offenses in Seattle and 
Honolulu. Remember, dating risks involve more than 
a broken heart so we need to be as careful as we can. 



President Bush recently denounced racism 
from the pulpit of John Wesley AME Zion Church. His 
urging to "let us recommit ourselves to work for 
Justice and unity forall people. And let me add, no more 
letter bombs. No more racism. Leave the entire 
baggage of bigotry behind," drew approval and 
"amens" from the black congregation. 

His references were to recent threats against 
the National Association for the Advancement of Col- 
ored People, tragically marked by the killings of a 
federal Judge and a civi i rights lawyer. Hew far have 
we come 7 How far have we yet to go 7 



jary 6, geology students out on a dig 

near Twenty-Nine Palms :f Lance 

:oral Jason Rother, 19, ofMlnneap 

was founa three miles from his other remains. 

: over a year ago on th is sprawl ing base about 1 80 

: east of Los - 20 been posted for 

deser ; was 



Over the past two months, events have occurred 
that not only surprised the world but have also left 
people questioning what the future holds for them. In 
Eastern Europe, events are occurring at an alarm- 
ing rate. 

In January, Romania's leader, Nicolae Ceauces- 
cau, was executed along wi th his w i f e. This may sound 
harsh to Western standards but the way Ceaucescau 
ran his country would also sound foreign to Western- 
ers. For example, he made abortion and birth control 
illegal. Women caught disregarding these laws faced a 
fine and up to five years in prison. Mine workers also 
faced harsh conditions. They were forced to work in 
despicable conditions without the protection of masks. 
Ceaucescau's country was poor, but in contrast he 
lived very well. 



East Germany has dismantled its Secret police 
and plans to try Its old leader, Honecker, in March. 
There are also talks going on between East and West 
Germany in regard to reunification of the two Ger- 
manys. The6ermanDemocratlcRepublic(East)isalso 
greatly concerned with the "brain drain" it is suffer- 
ing; It has lost 400,000 of its citizens since the 
dismantling of the Berlin wall. Most people are ec- 
static over the changes, especially the dismantl ing of 
the Wall. At the same time, however, there is anxiety 
at the swiftness of events and the apparent lack of 
control over these situations. 



In Russia, Gorbachev's Perestroika seems to be in 
danger. Gorbachev definitely needs aid to help him 
ach 1 eve h I s goal s, and there are those who are start Ing 
to doubt If it will work. Some of the countries in the 
union are also causing him problems. Lithuania, for 
example, has split from Russia and has elected a new 
president despite efforts by Gorbachev to keep it a 
part of the Soviet Union. 



Bu 1 gar 1 a has joined other Eastern European coun- 
tries by changing its political system to a multiparty 
system and allowing free elections. 

Such events have not been restricted sole'v to 
Europe. In December, President Bush sent troops into 
Panama to capture President Manuel Noriega m what 
has been called "Operation Just Cause" After sev- 
eral weeks of successfully evading American troops, 
Noriega was finally captureo and sent to Florida tc 
stand trial for drug trafficking. 



Nicaragua is planning to hold free : r 

February. Approximately twenty Americans ( former 

former members of the NSC ) are cooi 
elect an attempt to make them as fa 

Ortega has = mised to re 'ease 

ers before the e 
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Canadian Reai Estate tycoon Campea 
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By Wendy Nobles 




Ivana Trump, soon to 
be ex- wife of multimll- 
lloniare real estate ty- 
coon Donald Trump, is not 
just a pretty woman be- 
hind a great man. She is 
quite a powerful woman 
on her own. 

This past Thanksgiv- 
ing when I was home for 
the holidays, I inter- 
viewed Mrs. Trump inher 
office at the Plaza Hotel. 
She was gracious enough 
to fit me in between two 
meetings, granting me as 
much time as I wanted. 
She greeted me warmly, 
with a smile and a compli- 
ment. 

Mrs. Trump is a 
Czechoslovakian native, 
born In Gottwaldov. She 



has a Masters degree in 
Physical Education from 
Charles University in 
Prague. She was an al ter- 
nate for the 1972 



Either you have it 

[business sense] 

or you don't. I 

don't care how 

many [business] 

schools you go to, 

you can't learn it. 



Czechoslovakian 
Women's Olympic Ski 
Team. She later moved to 
Canada where she became 
a fashion model before 



moving to the United 
States. 

She met Donald Trump 
during the Montreal 
Olympics, and they were 
married a year later. 
Currently she is the 
president of the Plaza 
Hotel in New York City. 
Before her current posi- 
tion, she was CEO of the 
Trump Castle and Casino. 
She still oversees the 
activities of the Trumps' 
three Atlantic City ca- 
sino hotels. 

She and Donald are the 
parents of three chi Idren, 
Donald Jr. ,12, Ivanka, 8, 
and Eric, 5. She describes 
hersel f as a homebody and 
as very family oriented. 



Her parents visit her for 
six months out of the 
year, and she visits 
Czechoslovakia once a 
year. 

In the interview, she 
named Donald Trump as 
her hero because of the 
great amount of progress 
In his career. When 
speaking about her hob- 
bies, which are skiing and 
gardening, she stated 
(about gardening) "I love 
to dig Into the earth." 

Mrs. Trump claims 
that she 1 Ives day to day. 
When 1 asked her what her 
dream was, she said it 
was to raise her children 
honestly, because she 
feels it's so hard to do so 
with our society as it is 



today. When I asked her if 
she saw herself in the 
past, doing what she is 
doing today, she couldn't 
envision it. 

She really thought 
that she would be teaching 
physical education. How- 
ever, she does feel lucky 
to have the business 
sense that she has. She 
stated about this, "Either 
you have i t or you don' 1. 1 
don't care how many 
[business] schools you go 
to, you can't learn it." 

The last question I 
asked Mrs. Trump was 
whether or not she had 
any advice for the woman 
of the 90's, to which she 
replied, "You have to 
have balance between a 



career and a f am i ly to be 
really successful." 

She felt a need for 
family because we are 
women and have that 
right, but also felt that 
women should have a ca- 
reer as well, for women 
are much more prominent 
in the business world to- 
day, and will continue to 
be so in the 90's. 

The thing that most 
impressed me about Ivana 
Trump was her warm and 
friendly attitude. This, in 
my opinion, made her a 
much more beautiful per- 
son to meet. In conclu- 
sion, Mrs. Trump is not 
Just a pretty face, but a 
lovely, intelligent indi- 
vidual whom I admire 
very much. 



Your Mount Horoscope.. 



By Paollna Schlro 



Aries (March 21 -April 19): This semester, you will 
explore new dreams. Don't worry about that minor 
nervous breakdown you had last semester, but be 
careful this spring when you might drive off the cliff. 



Taurus (April 20 - May 20): Traveling Is in your 
future whether i 1 1 s go Ing to the 1 eadersh i p conference 
or catching a ride down to Westwood. Also, you will 
be having new contacts with foreign people such as 
your French professor. By the end of spring you will 
have no excuse not to run the Norman loop. 



Leo (July 23 - August 22): It is time for you to get 
In shape and work out in the weight room. Watch what 
you eat this semester (don't go overboard with the 
cafeteria's ice-cream). 



Virgo (August 23 - September 22): Watch what you 
do around your dorm room-you may be a little acci- 
dent-prone. You will be meeting new people whether 
It Is on your way to class or going to Ralph's. 



Sagittarius (November 22- December 2 1 ): Focus on 
your career goal. However, keep an open-mind toward 
changing that Premed dream to another field such as 
teaching. It might be time to make emotional changes 
like getting a different dorm room. 



Capricorn (December 22 -January 19). This is the 
semester for you to be assertive. Ask out that guy 
from UCLA that you've always had your eye on. Your 
willpower has paid off but keep sticking to that diet. 



Gemini (May 21 -June 21): This Is the year to get 
your act together and start dieting. Stop ordering out 
for pizza oryou won't have enough money to pay your 
telephone bill. There are many changes you know you 
should make to get along with your roommate. Don't 
put it off I 



Libra (September 23 - October 22): Listen to what 
your boyfriend is saying to you this month, he might 
have something important to tell you. Be careful In 
your work study Job-you might have a little accident. 



Aquarius (January 20 - February 18): Your Mr. 
Right is Just around the corner. However, be sure you 
improve upon your attitude before you introduce 
yourself to him. Make sure you attend all school 
functions (i.e. Mr. Mount Contest). 



Cancer (June 22 - July 22): Your goodness in volun- 
teering for all committees and giving of yourself is 
resulting In your spreading yourself to thin. Pay 
attention to your own needs- go off the hill and treat 
yourself to some yogurt 



Scorpio (October 23 - November 2D: Be al 1 you can 
be 1 Splurge on a new hairstyle or makeover to Impress 
your Mount friends. Mental changes, as well as 
physical, assures success in class. 



Pisces (February !9 - March 20): This is your 
semester to balance your time between academics, 
activities, andyoursocial life. Stop attending so many 
fratpartiesanddoallttlemorereadlng. Theendresult 
will be rewarding. 



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The essays or short stories must be 3-5 pages in length 
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Judging is based on quality, content and creativity 
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Student 

Ambassador 

Program 



By Cathy Nguyen 



The Student Am- 
bassador Program at 
Mount St. Mary's is a 
program through which 
selected students return 
to their alma mater to 
share their college expe- 
riences with interested 
peers. The purpose of 
being a student ambassa- 
dor is to encourage col- 
lege-bound students to 
consider attending Mount 
St. Mary's. 

Through my own 
experience of being an 
ambassador (I partici- 
pated in the program dur- 
ing Christmas break), I 
have been given the op- 
portunity to be an impor- 
tant figure by represent- 
ing Mount St. Mary's Col- 
lege. I feltitwasanhonor 
to have been chosen for 
thisspecial task. Through 
the program, I have been 
able to meet new people 

and make new friends. 
However, my most re- 
warding achievement 
was overcoming the shy- 
ness I had of speaking In 
front of a group of people. 
I was nervous and con- 
cerned about being at a 
loss for words. Yet, 
knowing that I was there 
speaking for a special 
purpose gave me the 
courage to speak freely 
and comfortably among 
the group. Especially 
since I remember being a 
high school student my- 
self and being confused 
and worried about which 
college to attend 

Being a student 
ambassador has been a 
good learning experience 
for me. I have not only 
helped others to learn 
more about our college, 
but I have also discovered 
something new within 
myself. 






TRDTRlim 



By Joanne Kennedy 



"In the doldrums of our everyday lives we 
rarely take time out to notice those things of beauty 
which surround us and add a spot of sunshine to our 
aay" (Nietchze 1928). O.K., so maybe Nietchze never 
said that, it is of no matter. While it is a charming 
sentiment, it smacks of a lack of the poignant sense of 
the reality of everyday life. Still, the nature of this 
note is not to depress the masses at Mount St. Mary's. 
No, that is not at all the purpose of my inscribing. 
Rather, I am striving to awaken this close community; 
for among us lurks a demon which slowly eats away at 
the fundamental organlzationof our being. No, I am not 
referring to the omnipresent threat of Satan or even 
the influence of Elvis' ghost among us. I am discussing 
SHRUBBERY. 



Don't get me wrong, I love a good tree. My 
present concern is related to the hedges which encircle 
our lovely campus. My point is, and I offer this in all 
seriousness, what is the purpose of the the hedges 
around the grass in the circle? It occurs to me that the 
opportunity to lounge on level ground (as is common on 
college campuses everywhere) might be heightened if 
one did not risk impalement and severe embarrass- 



ment in the pursuit of saidpleasure. Not to mention the 
fact that since the untimely demise of the ol ive trees 
in the center, and their replacement wi th what appear 
to be bogan villas, there is an unmistakable lack of 
balance between tree and trimmings. 



Similarly, there is an apparent lack of conti- 
nuity among the "hedgespots" which accompany the 
steps ascending toward the Chapel. If I may be 
specific, stand in the circle, face the Chapel, look at the 
steps on the right hand side, look to the very top. The 
hand rail is being slowly enveloped by foliage. Also, 
you wi 1 1 notice that there are numerous "hedgespots" 
along this rail with non-existent partners on the 
opposite side. 



Perhaps 1 am underestimating the comic value 
of the vegetation. I can not count how many times I 
have seen faculty, students and staff tumble grace- 
fully into this proverbial hornet's nest, and if one has 
ever attended graduation, they know there are few 
things as hilarious as watching loved ones shred 
expensive clothing in theirdive over thlsvirtual Venus 
human trap, in an attempt to find a seat, or get that 



Fine Arts Students Experience Europe 



By Jane Morgan 



After an exciting, exhausting, two weeks spent 
travel ing three countries. Sister Teresita's European 
Study Tour students are back in town. 

" It was wonderful'" exclaimed Hortensia Del vo- 
lar, a sophomore, who had never been to Europe 
before. "The people and their customs are so differ- 
ent - I think that's what I enjoyed the most - 1 iving a 
totally different way," said Del Villar. 

Junior Shelley McCoy agrees, "It was a great 
experience, learning about a country through its 
people." Also a student who had never been. abroad 
before, McCoy added, smiling, "There are things that 
you Just don't expect in foreign countries, and little 
conveniences here that we take for granted." 

The famous European painting and sculpture held 
senior Liz Red's greatest fascination. 

" 1 1 was real ly amazing, actual ly standing in front 
of Michelangelo's David and the Mona Lisa," stated 
Red. Introduced to the giants of art history in school 
years ago, Red decided that the pictures in her text- 
books were nothing I Ike the real thing. "Seeing the art 
myself was a totally different story," she said. 

Education major Joan Calhoun, understandably, 
valued the learning experience. " We got a lot out of it, 
al 1 of us, being able toactually see the history — it was 
a great experience," said Calhoun. Particularly 
memorable to Joan was seeing two of Rousseau's 
paintings, a favorite artist of hers, at the National 
Gallery in London. 

"I'd do it again in a second!" declared Jamie 

Parsley, anEnglishmaJonnherJunioryear. "There's 

a sense of history you get in Europe that's hard to 

describe, really," Parsley recalled. Of her perfect 

Parsley commends Sister Teres ita, the 

ess leader who knows the territory. 



"She deserves a lot of credit," Parsley said, a 
sentiment shared by all. 

Although financing the European vacation was 
difficult for some, everyone agreed that the experi- 
ence was well worth the expense. "The trip is some- 
thing that we'll always have with us, something that 
we'll never forget," reminisced Parsley. 

The Arts in Europe, as the class is officially 
known, got its start in 1970. Sister Tereslta, founder 
of the program, and keeper of the flame, says she Is as 
enthusiastic as ever. "The focus is on the Western 
culture's fine art. What we learn in the classroom Just 
comes alive in our travels," she said. 

"While In England, France, and Rome, we attended 
seminars, and were shown the great cities by tour 
guides." She continues, "The foreign currency, the 
alternative modes of transportation, the language 



differences - they're all wonderful practical experi- 
ences for the students as well." Speaking of their 
numerous museum stops, Sister Teresita recalls, "in 
London we visited the National Gallery, in Paris the 
Louvre, and in Florence the Uf f Izl gallery, Just to name 
a few." 

It is Sister Teresita's belief that the students' 
enthusiasm wl 1 1 be sustained In years to come. The ad- 
venturous three-unit class crosses the continent 
every other year. 

A count of 1 3 students spent their winter break 
abroad. Included were Joan Calhoun, Lucy Castillo, 
Martha Cerda, Laura D'Antoni, Hortensia Del Villar, 
Deborah Dllloway, Theresa Genova, Ruth Laya, 
Michelle McCoy, Joyce Mlneros, Rosieann 
Pangellnan, Jamie Parsley, and Elizabeth Red. 



STUDENT OFFICE WORKER NEEDED 

The Da Camera Society needs a student with a work study award to help 
with a variety of office assignments. If you have good typing and filing 
skills, and you are an efficient and meticulous worker, contact Deanna 
Smith In the Financial Aid office at ext. 2238. 

For more details about specific duties, call the Da Camera Society and 
speak with Patricia at ext. 2151. 



perfect photo opportunity. 



Now, I admit that there may have been some 
initial reason for the plant ingof this flora; in fact, they 
have done a lovely job of masking various plumbing 
fixtures, and keeping folks from loitering in front of 
the Administrative offices. But, I am suggesting a 
revaluation of their purpose. At least if they are 
going to stay, they ought to be balanced, and i f they are 
going to be trimmed in a 1 inear manner, with spheres 
at each corner, we might as well employ animal 
shapes. Then we can rekindle those positive feelings 
associated with the Topiary Gardens of Disneyland. 



Well, if nothing else, I hope I have provided a 
bi t of humor in a busy day, and I hope that the next t ime 
the reader walks through the circle they will give a 
thoughtful glance to the hedges. They are all around, 
in front of the library, lecture hall, Administration 
Building, Humanities and along the stone steps. Might 
our campus be that much friendlier, and more Inviting 
without these particular herbs? If I may be permitted 
a little mild moraltzation, I believe we put up enough 
wal Is in our private 1 ives, need we bring nature into i t ? 






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By Allison Turner 



A Dependent Clause is not 
Necessarily an Insecure Santa... 



There are many misconceptions floating 
around in the toxic airout there. Many parasi tic my ths 
are just waiting to feed on people's brains, sucking out 
all logic and sense of reasoning. These evil lores are 
responsible for Elvis' rebirth and the long-awaited 
discovery of oat bran. One such falsity centers around 
a misconception closer to home for me, and no, its not 
my mailbox. It's my major. 

For some reason people cannot grasp the 
meaning of such a major as Engl ish. Because they do 
not understand what such a major entails, they make 
up their own rules and regulations. Well, here's one 
of ficerwanna-be ready to make a citizen's arrest. I'm 
taking it upon myself to explain who an Engl ish major 
is, If only by explaining what she Is not. 

To begin with, an English major is not a 
connoisseur of grammar. Contrary to popular belief, 
it is not required that all English majors identify at 
least one faulty sentence structure of Mike Tyson's. 

Personally, I do not know one iota about Eng- 
lish. (Well, maybe one, but definitely not two.) When 
I was first asked to diagram a sentence, I drew little 
pictures around it to make it look real pretty. And if 
I may be so personal, from what exactly does a 
participledangle? And don'tyou think that if modifiers 
were really misplaced, somebody would have found 
them by now? 

I have never understood grammar, and I doubt 
I everwill. I use the excuse that English is the hardest 
language to learn, for it is true that there are more 
exceptions than rules. Ignore the fact that English, 
unl Ike hand-knit booties and diaper rash, has remained 
a part of me since infancy. 

I do find it embarrassing, however, to real ize that not 
only are the Japanese capable of buying huge chunks of 
America, but that they are able to do so formulating 



better gramatically-structured sentences than I. I 
sense some room for improvement here. 

But this just serves to prove my point - you 
don't have to be defeated by the Japanese to be an 
Engl ish major. (Wei 1 there's hot gossip.) Grammar is 
not the air in an English major's life. But then again, 
neither is an extensive vocabulary. 

Another common misconception is that Engl ish 
majors spend their free time memorizing the diction- 
ary. Is that a sick thought or what? That would be 
about as enjoyable as walking around with Lee Press- 
On Nails on your toes. 

On numerous occasions, non-English majors 
have asked me to define words they themselves can- 
not. They seem to think that such an ability becomes 
an added appendage as soon as you dec lare your major. 
This, of course, is ludicrous. A friend of mine is a 
Biology major, but I don't expect her to dissect me any 
day soon. 

All I have to say is, my copy of Webster's 
famous book is as tattered as everyone else's. If I'm 
honest with people, I admit it when a word has me 
stumped. I f I want to have fun w i th them, I counter w i th 
an equally obscure cluster of letters. If I want to 
impress them, I lie. 

So far I have defined the words subterfuge, 
antimacassar, pusillanimous, obstreperous, troglo- 
dyte, shibboleth, and pestiferous without ever having 
known their true meaning until after the fact. Is that a 
skill or what 7 

Words can also be fun, once you do find out 
their true meaning. Take, for example, the word 
hippopotomonstrosesquipedallan. Yes, it may seem 
life-threatening at first, but we Engl ish majors love to 
live on the edge. I myself thought a hippopotomon- 



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strosesquipedalian was a ki l lerhippo living in Ecuador, 
friends only to the macaw, and surviving on kelp." 
Either that, or a very illogical misspelling of 
hippopotamus. In actuality, it means pertaining to a 
very large word. Some things are so obvious. 

The last misconception people have about 
English majors is that we are destined to be unem- 
ployed. Although this is generally true, there have 
been those who have beaten the odds and have actual ly 
held a job. I know, I know... the shock is too much. 

When you think about it, English majors have 
a lot to offer the world. After all, we can be respon- 
sible for your will, your list of ingredients, your 
lawsuit, your peace treaty, your profanity, your 
words of wisdom, your TV programming, and your 
underwear label. Our abilities are infinite. 

One fel low Engl ish major I know is also major- 
ing in Sociology, and another one is double majoring 
with Music. Although I 'm relying solely on an Engl ish 
degree to provide me wi th a I i fe of splendor and wealth 
(ha), they at least have something to fall back on, 
should Engl ish prove to be an unstable support. The one 
with the Sociology degree could always...well, she 
could... Andof course the other one withaMusic degree 
could always.. .she could...no, she never will. I take 
that back. We're all in the same boat. But we're darn 
proud of it. 



So, you see, English is not the unknown wonder 
it's perceived to be. I'm tired of people looking 
confused when I tel I them my major, as if instead I had 
said, "Pojkhu illske kajfe vmbdmb akjehds." 

So what exactly is an English major? Well I 
don't really know - but at least I know what it's not 

Why am I an Engl ish major? I'm not exactly sure of that 
either. I suppose I'll have to ask a Psychology major 
friend of mine that question. After all, they know all 
the answers to stuff like that, don't they? 



R. F.R.I. K.R.N. 



By Erica D. Henderson 



written In dedication 
of African-American history 



month 



A is for the art which our ancestors and descendents 
express creativity (kuumba) of religions, sacred 
ceremonies and celebrations of our people. Art had a 
specific purpose; it was not Just pleasure. 
F is for the freedom of our continent and Its people 
from war, segregation, drought, hunger and PW 
Botha' 

R is for the rivers that are rich and fertile. These are 
the Nile, Congo (Zaire), Niger, Zambezi, Orange, 
Kasai, Limpopo, Senegal, Gambia and Volta. 
I is for the independence Afrlka has gained, although 
still struggling to break away from tyrannic rule. 
K is for the ancient kingdoms of Ghana, Mali and 
Songhai that used trade as the center of learning and 
culture. 

A is for the animals that are a unique and ratural 
resource known worldwide. 
N is for Nelson Mandela who protested South Afi 
policy of apartheid. He will soon be released from 
cut ion to continue the plight and lead South 
Afr;ka to its political liberty 



THE,, VIEW 




Archives 
MSMC 



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By Alicia Saldana 



Lent is Not the 
Fuzzy Thing on Your Sweater 



Lately a lot of people have been asking what 
Lent Is all about. To get some clear answers, I went to 
Campus Ministry where they were able to give some 
better explanations than my eight years of Catholic 
school had provided me with 

To begin with, Lent Is a season of the year 
which lasts for forty .days (a very symbol Ic number). 
It began as a time for the catechumens (adults In the 
process of converting to the Catholic religion) to 
prepare for their Baptism Into the religion, which 
would take place on the Easter Vlgi 1. As time went on, 
the whole church Joined In the preparation and penance 
for the renewal of their baptism, also celebrated on 
Easter. 

During the Lent season much concentration Is 
put on three things: prayer, alms, and fasting. In 
pray er, one hopes to strengthen his or her communi- 
cations with God. Alms Is a service to others which 
could be the giving of such things as money, time, or 
love. In fasting, one is withdrawn from something in 
order to focus on other things It is the hope that this 
self-discipline will better people's relations with 
themselves, thus helping them to become more re- 
sponsible to God and others. 

Traditionally, the fasting on Ash Wednesday 
and Good Friday includes one small meal. Throughout 
the Lent season one refrains from eating meat on 
Fridays as a kind of fasting. People of other rel igions 
also observe dietary traditions to remind them of the 
presence of God. 

Before Vatican II, it was traditional that 
Catholics did not eat meat on Fridays throughout the 
year. More recently the Vatican is again encouraging 
Catholics to follow the tradition of eating no meat on 
Fridays to show the solidarity with the poor. It isalso 
considered a very human way of sacrificing for Peace. 

Ash Wednesday marks the beginningof Lent 
season. Itisaday for remembering our mortality. The 
ashes placed on the forehead are a reminder of death, 
and they come from the palms used on the Palm Sunday 
of the previous year Starting from Ash Wednesday 
the priest and al ter are dressed in purple, the symbol ic 
color of penance and preparation. Also during this time 

there are no glories or alleluhias (exclamations of joy 
or happiness) sung during the solemn time of Lent. 

Palm Sunday marks the beginning of holy 
week. Of the holy week is the Triduum (three days) 



which are Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy 
Saturday, the three most sacred days in the Catholic 
religion. 

Holy Thursday is known as the mass of the 
lords supper commemorating the Last Supper. From 
the Last Supper we derived the symbolic meaning of 
the Bread and Wine. Also at the Last Supper was Jesus' 
symbolic action of washing the disciples' feet. 

Good Friday Is the only day of the year that 
there I s no mass. 1 1 1 s the 1 i turgy of the Lords ' Pass i on 
or suffering and death. I n the church everything Is bare 
and no candles are lit. 

Holy Saturday is the celebration of Bap- 
tism. It Is the longest liturgy and Includes many 
readings from the bible. This is the Easter Vigil, and at 
this time the catechumens are baptized. 



Easter Sunday is the celebration of the 
Reserectlon of Jesus. It marks the end of the Lent 
season and the beginnings of Pentecost. Pentecost 
begins on Easter and lasts for fifty days, it is a 
celebration of the mystery of Easter. It Is a time of 
renewal in the church, and during this time the priest 
Is dressed in white. 

I hope this made things a little more clear for 
everyone. Thank you Campus Ministry for giving me 
some Insightful background to share. 

Ash Wednesday February 28 

Palm Sunday April 8 

Holy Thursday April 12 

Good Friday April 13 

Holy Saturday April 14 

Easter Sunday April 15 



New Committee Formed to 
Deal with Food Service Issues 



By Mary Hodgaa 

RHA recently added a 
new committee to ad- 
dress the concerns of the 
Mount community re- 
garding the Food Service. 
The aim of this Food 
Service Advisory 
Committee is to gather 
information from stu- 
dents, faculty, and ad- 
ministrators, determine 
the top issues of concern, 
and begin negotiations 
with Food Service on 
these issues. 

The committee has 
been taking informal sur- 
veys in the dining hall 



during meal times to 
gather opinions regarding 
the Food Service. It has 
also placed a Suggestion 
Box in the dining hall. The 
committee hopes that 
people of the Mount com- 
munity will utilize this 
box to its fullest. 

The committee 
also encourages con- 
cerned persons to come to 
meetings or to become a 
member. Committee 
members have been hold- 
ing planning meetings and 
will announce the t ime and 
location of future general 



forums. 

Students, faculty, or 
administrators with 
complaints about the food 
may also contact any of 
the committee members. 
Committee members in- 
clude Dorrle Conley, 
Melanie Bretz, Ursula 
Strephans, Mary Hodges, 
and Kan Wolfe. These 
members can all be 
reached through their 
mall boxes. Any one 
wishing to Join the Food 
Service Advisory 
Commi ttee should contact 
one of the members. 



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The View 



March, 1990 



MSMC Welcomes New President 



By Jane Morgan 

Canopied by a bright 
blue sky, Sister Karen M. 
Kennel ly, CSJ, was inau- 
gurated on March 1 5 as 
the 10th president of 
Mount St. Mary's Col lege. 
Over 300 were in atten- 
dance to witness 
Kennel ly's inauguration, 
where Sister Cecil ia Lou- 
ise Moore, chair of the 
Board of Trustees, per- 
formed the investiture, 
held at the col lege's Cha- 
lon campus in the traffic 
circle. 

In her presidential 
address, Kennel ly, who 
has been a trustee of the 
college since 1988, em- 
phasized the "boldness 
and practicality" of the 
Mount's founding moth- 
ers, and how today's 
Mount graduates uphold 
that tradition of strength 
by becoming leaders In 
their fields and communi- 
ties. 

Proof of Kennel ly's 
observation of the perse- 
verance of Mount gradu- 
ates is found in Mary 
McCul lough, who, in 
1 968, served as student 
body president, and now 
serves as assistant prin- 
cipal for Torrance High 
School while working on a 




Sister Karen Kennelly's inauguration 



Ph.D. in education. 
McCul lough, part of the 
inauguration ceremony's 
academic procession 
said, "I am struck by the 
number of graduates who 
are so successful, having 
both furthered their edu- 
cations and advanced 
their careers." 

Those in attendance 
included, marshallsof the 
college, who led the aca- 
demic procession; past 
college presidents, alum- 
nae delegates, Mount 
graduates from 1929 to 
1989, many of whom 



served as student body 
presidents; college plat- 
form representatives; 
faculty and administra- 
tors of the college; dele- 
gates from colleges and 
universities throughout 
the United States; re- 
gents of the college, in- 
cluding William H. Elliott, 
who spoke at the cere- 
mony; such distinguished 
guests as Kathy Moret, 
President, Independent 
Col leges of Southern Cali- 
fornia, and Alexander 
Astin, Director, Higher 
Education Research Insti- 



tute, UCLA, trustees of 
the co 1 1 ege, i nc 1 ud i ng Carl 
A. Fisher, Auxiliary 
Bishop of Los Angeles, 
Reverend Monsignor 
Sylvester Ryan, Mount 
St. Mary's College chap- 
lain, who gave the final 
blessing; andSisterCath- 
erine Marie Kreta, Pro- 
vincial Superior, Sisters 
of St. Joseph of Caron- 
delet, who delivered the 
invocation. The Mount 
Chorus, directed by 
Frank Brownstead, pro- 
vided the musical inter- 
lude. 





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By Erica D. Anderson 

"We declare our 
right on this earth to be a 
man, to be a human being, 
to be respected as a hu- 
man being, to be given the 
rights of a human being in 
this society, on this earth 
in this day, which we in- 
tend to bring Into exis- 
tence BY ANY MEANS 
NECESSARY" 

- Malcolm X 
The man who is the 
essence of this idea is 
Nelson Rolihlahla Man- 
dela. He is the universal 
symbol of the struggle to 
end apartheid. Since his 
release from victor Ver- 
ster P rlson, South Afri- 
can blacks have rejoiced 
awaiting Mandela' s key 
issues: addressing the 
repeal of laws enforcing 
rac I a I segregat i on and the 
demands for a majority 
rule. However, it is im- 



portant to remember that 
his release from oppres- 
sion Is Just a stepping 
stone towards the eradi- 
cation of the Immoral pol- 
icy of apartheid that 
South Africanblackshave 
faced for twenty seven 
years. 

Mandela was 
convicted In I 9 6 4 en 
charges of al legedly plot- 
ting to overthrow white 
mlnontyrule. Atthetlme 
Mandela was the leader of 
the African National Con- 
gress. He was offered 
freedom if he would de- 
nounce his struggle to 
release blacks from bond- 
age and reduce his po 
cal movements. How- 
ever, being a man of great 
integrity, Mandela re- 
fused and underwent a 1 1 f e 
imprisonment prison 
term for his "threaten- 



ing" beliefs. 

Mandela was not 
alone during his persecu- 
tion. He was supported by 
his wife, Winifred 
Nomzamo Mandela. She, 
too, was dedicated to the 
fight against apartheid. 
When her husband was in 
bondage, she kept his 
memory and bel lefs al ive 
with the hope that South 
Africanblackswouldpro- 
test for the release of 
their leader. Although 
much blood has been shed 
through protesting, South 
African blacks have con- 
tinued the struggle. Many 
black youths have given 
their lives in hopes of 
making a future for South 
African generations to 
come. 

Some people as- 
sume that South Africa' s 
problem has come to an 



end, but Mandela' s re- 
lease from prison is Just 
one milestone towards a 
yet longer Journey to 
freedom. Even though he 
has been oppressed, 
prison life has not deci- 
mated his thoughts or 
v i gor regard I ng h I s peop I e 
and this cause - our 
people 1 

He is a great man of 
conviction who, to the 
surpr I se o f some , pra i sed 
the South African P resi- 
dent F.W. De Klerk for re- 
leasing him from prison. 
His heart was not hard- 
ened by his oppressors, 
rather, the experience 
has made him a stronger 
person. We can rejoice 
now, moreover, we must 
continue to demand Jus- 
tice and equality for 
South Africa, for it is the 
weapon of truth that shai ! 
set us all free 1 



EDUCATIONAL 
DIFFERENCES 



By Margaret Skene 

Tess Kalambacal , a student and resident at the 
Doheny campus, was not born in the United States. 
Rather, she was born and raised in the Phi 1 ippines. At 
the age of twelve, she, herolderslster and her parents 
moved here to the Los Angeles area. When interview- 
ing her, she spoke of many differences between Cali- 
fornia schools and those in the Philippines. 

Tess stated that many of the publ ic as wel 1 as 
the private elementary and high schools require uni- 
forms. What is even more amazing is that some of the 
col leges must do so as wel I. Can you imagine Mount St. 
Mary's students wearing uniforms instead of jeans 
and sweats? 

In the school Tess attended, students in their 
junior year of high school were required to take ROTC 
classes. Oneparticular school event that Tess remem- 
bers well is having to I ine up after lunch in order to be 




Tess 
Kalambacal 



inspected for neatness and cleanl Iness. Whoever was 
put in charge of his or her 1 ine had to check each student 
to makesure that his hair was brushednicely, his teeth 
were clean and his fingernails were both clean and 
filed. If any of these conditions were not met, the 
student was si apped on both sides of hands wl th a ruler 
This must have been awful, especially after lunch! 

Tess also recalls that her school separatee 
parts of the building according to class levels. The 
higher grades were considered special, so extra care 
and time was taken in cleaning their hallways. The 
younger ch 1 1 dren had to put rags on the bottom of their 
shoes when walking through the upper grades corri- 
dors. No shoe prints were allowed! 

Even after all this, Tess stated that If she had 
a choice, she would move back to the Philippines. 



Do you enjoy expressing 

yourself on paper? 

Do you like to compute 

on a Macintosh? 

Do you have a nose for news? 

I f so, are you 

interested in becoming 

Editor of The View? 

Yes, it's time once again 

for the changing of the guards. 

We are on the lookout 

for a 1990-91 Editor. 

If you are interested, 

contact The View 
or call 476-7970. 



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The View 



March, 1990 



The 

Multicultural 

Committee 




By Zolla Garcia 

On Thursday, 
February 22, the new 
Multicultural Committee 
invi ted cul tural club lead- 
ers and advisors from 
both campuses to Doheny 
for a meeting. The women 
on the committee are: 
Carla Bartlett, chairper- 
son of the Education de- 
partment, Sr. Kathleen 
Kelly, Dean of the Doheny 
campus; Gail Gressor, 
headof the Chalon Campus 
Ministry; Barbara Guti- 
errez, Alumnae, Head of 
Development for 

L.A.U.S.D., Sharon Golub, 
a member of the Nursing 
department, and myself, 
Zolla Garcia, a Doheny 
student. 

The committee 
originated from a group 
of Chalon students whose 
purpose was to create a 
group to promote multic- 
ultural awareness and 
pluralistic perspectives, 
surface needs, and to 
establish policies rela- 
tive to diversity and di- 
verse cultural values. 



The committee 
plans to cover campus 
concerns regarding edu- 
cation and student devel- 
opment. So far the fol- 
lowing concerns have 
arisen: cultural food, a 
sense of the separation 
between Chalon and 
Doheny students, teach- 
ing techniques tailored to 
the needs of different 
cultures, and racial 
cliques. 

The committee 
has made significant 
progress since its first 
meeting. Currently it is 
looking at what the stu- 
dents want and expect of 
the Mount. Soon you will 
have the chance to voice 
your concerns and issues. 
All cultural issues are 
important to us and to the 
college. These issues do 
exist, so take advantage 
of the committee. The 
commi ttee wl 1 1 be holding 
an open meeting for any- 
one who wishes to attend. 
Look to The View for fur- 
ther information. 



The Department of English 

and 

ASB Academic Committee 

Present 

The Second Annual 
MOUNT ST. MARY'S 
COFFEEHOUSE READING 

Tuesday, April 3 

Chalon 

Campus Center 

400 pm 

Stories and Poems presented by: 

Professor Karen Wolman 

and her 
Creative writing Students 

Free Refreshments 

For more information, 
contact Karen Wolman, 
Doheny extension 2259. 



atlonal ^Z^J 



By Danlse Callahan 

Cool-Off Period for California 

California state governor George Deukmajian 
has taken another stand in favor of stronger gun 
regulation. Having made gun registration a major issue 
in the gubernatorial race, the Republ ican chief execu- 
tive has signed into law a Democrat-authored bill 
requiring a fifteen-day waiting period on the purchase 
of rifles and shotguns. 

Ours is the first state to have enacted such a 
law, but proponents see this as a favorable step in 
clearing the way for federal legislation. The inevitable 
controversy was uncharacteristically mild, in con- 
trast to the heated debates concerning the ban on 
military-style assault weapons imposed last year. 
Both camps agree, however, that this "common sense 
approach "(Deukmajian) will have a greater impact on 
the general population than the ban of the large num- 
bers of citizens who purchase these weapons for 
sporting activities as well as home protection. 
Case Strengthening for Hazelwood 

The case against former Exxon Valdez captain 
Joseph Hazelwood appears to be weakening as inves- 
tigations continue. The allegations regarding alcohol, 
oss navigation, endangerment of the crew, and 
neglect of duty are serious, but seem to be based, to 
a great degree, on circumstantial evidence and judg- 
ment call situations. 

Testimony states that the beers imbibed were 
of a low-alcohol nature and taken with a meal several 
hours before launch time. Navigational orders to 
increase speed to 16 knots (impact speed was 12 
knots) through an area with reported floating glaciers 
were challenged, but records show that other ships in 
the area had followed a course similar to the Exxon 
Valdez, and at higher speeds, without incident. 

Also, it has been stated that if his orders had 
been carried out as given, no problems would have 
resulted. Furthermore, Hazelwood prevented a panic 
situation by notifying the crew of the danger door-to- 
door, and his steering maneuvers after impact and his 
decision to keep the engines running were justified by 
the danger of capsizing or being moved off of the reef 
ty the rising tide. In this case, neither was possible, 
but that could not be determined until a later investi- 
gation had been completed. 

Racism Not Only Barrier 

Effortson the part of the Antelope Valley Union 
High School District to meet their Affirmative Action 
goals through recruitment of minority teachers have 
led them to seek out appl icants across the Southwest 
and into the Deep South, along with California univer- 
sities. Still, the attempt to match minority faculty 
percentages to minority student percentages may fail. 
The reason appears to be that the disproportionate 
number of minority drop-outs has resulted in few 
college graduates in the field of education, making 
matters tight 

Anotherreason is the requirement of prospec- 
tive educators to pass the Cal ifornia Basic Educe' 
Skills Test to prove proficiency Only 35% of blacks 
^proximately 5^ of Hispanics passed the test, 
while 80% of whites passed. A.VU.HS. has proposed 
salary incentive programs including stipends for bilin- 
gual teachers to attract those who are available, but 
'he problems persist. 

:hael Rossi, assistant superintendent of 
al services, stated "What we want are highly 
•?d teachers. If we can get highly qualified 



nternatlonal 




By Donna Burr 

For those who thought L.A's air was bad... 

Since the East opened its borders to the West, 
many startl ing facts have come to 1 ight. For example, 
in Budapest, Hungary, Westerners are now discover- 
ing the heinous environmental conditions present 
there. The air in Budapest is so filthy that there are 
special lung clinics. Hungarians can take a fifteen 
minute turn in a telephone-booth size closet where 
they can breathe fresh air. On a day when pollution Is 
at its worst, one of these clinics may see as many as 
1 80 people. Other Hungarians retreat to underground 
caves scattered across the country to breathe natural 
steam. 

Scientists and doctors in Hungary think that as 
many as 10% of the deaths in their country are 
directly related to pollution. Even though conditions 
there are bad they be 1 1 eve that 1 1 i s even worse in parts 
of Czechoslovakia, Poland and the German Democratic 
Republic. 

These Eastern countries have strict environ- 
mental laws on the books, but they are not enforced. 
Pol lution is bel leved to have been caused by outmoded 
technologies and through the use of cheap fuels. The air 
in Eastern European countries is polluted with more 
than 1 7 m i 1 1 ion tons of sul fur and I arge quant 1 1 i es of 
nitrogen oxide (from exhausts, lead, mercury, cad- 
mium, zinc and copper) which have been linked to 
forest deel ine, genetic defect and cancer. So all of you 
who feel a little discouraged when trying to view L. A 
on a smoggy day, just remember, it could be worse. 
Will Hostages in Lebanon be released...? 

Some believe so, including Iran's President, 
Hashemi Rafsanjani, who indicated that the issue of 
hostages " is moving towards a solution " These hos- 
tages, who have been held for as long as five years, 
include eight Americans and up to ten other foreigners 
held in Lebanon. Some American officials still feel 
pessimistic about the reality of the hostages being 
released. Obstacles include The Revolutionary Justice 
Organization (Shnte extremist captors) in Lebanon, 
who say they have no intention of releasing hostages. 
News from down South... 
Last month's elections in Nicaragua ended in sur- 
prise when Sandanista Daniel Ortega lost to Violeta 
Barrios de Chamorro. She will be officially inaugu- 
rated Into office on April 25. Almost immediately 
after discovering they had lost, the Sandinista gov- 
ernment began handing out guns to I ts supporters in the 
name of self-defense. These guns, which are Soviet 
designed AK-47 assault riffles and pistols, could pre- 
vent the new president from effectively takingcontrol 
of the country 

The Sandinistas Insist that these weapons are being 
closely monitered by the military and are aimed at 
protecting cities from U.S. backed Contras who might 
attack them. Sandinistas fear Chamorro and have 
dubbed her and her 14 party National Opposition Union 
(UNO) as "enemies of the poor" These people, who are 
still loyal to Daniel Ortega, are afraid that the Contras 
will take their land from them and see the guns as the 
only way to protect themselves and their homes. 



teachers who are also minorities, then all the 
better. We may fall short of our Affirmative Action 
goals. But if we're lucky and find pockets of highly 
qualified candidates, we may exceed those goals." 



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The View 



March, 1990 



LITERARY 
CORNER 




The Dream That 
Stopped 



By Racine King 



UNIVERSAL OUTRAGE 

By Dan Mejla 

Water of life flowed from the 

dark windows of humanity 

for a soul was left in the cold, 

dark and contradiction 

Fires of Helen rumbled in verdent rampage 

for a soul was left alone in rampant collision 

The voice of heaven cried thunders, 

broke down in lightning; 

for a soul was left in torment, in agony and oblivion 

The treaty of galaxies communed curses and threats 

for a soul was warred by distant emotion 



SOLITUDE 

By Dan Mejla 

along the realm of distant ventures 

l i es a w i thered memory; 

dawned by bitter and dark emotions, 

scarred by the intimate passion of love, 

obsession crept into the night 

and left me in endless solitude 



Mart in's dream has stopped for now, because of 
the African American adults who carry the hatred 
torch toward one another and their fellow brother, 
sister, and neighbor. 

Martin's dream has stopped because white 
American adults still throw stones of hatred toward 
one another and their fellow brother, sister, and 
neighbor. 

Martin's dream has stopped because of separa- 
tion of separate nations. 

Martin's dream has stopped because different 
religions throw the Bible at one another. 

The Dream will begin when adults of all nation- 
alities show love, understanding, and sharing with 
each other. 

The Dream will begin when nations come under 
one nation. 

The dream will begin when religions make 
amends to all people, by giving a helping hand. 



Looking for a 



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CRMP COUSELORS WANTED... 

The Los Angeles Zoo is offering both full-time 
and temporary positions for camp counselors this 
summer. Responsibilities include leadingcamp activi- 
ties for children 6- l l , nature walks, zoo tours, arts 
and craft activities, songs and games, etc. Each 
counselor Is responsible for 8 - 10 children. 

To qua 1 1 fy , you must have two summers worth 
of camp counselor experience or the equivalent. 
(Background in environmental education preferred.) 

Employment ranges from July 2 to August 24, 

or July 2 to July 27. The hours are 8:00 - 400, 

Monday through Friday. The salary is $275.00 per 

week. To apply, send resume and cover letter to: 

Glaza - Zoocamp, 5333 Zoo Drive, LA. 90027 



INTERNSHIP RURILRRLE... 

Los Ninos, a non-profit, community develop- 
ment organizat ion wi th projects along theMex ico/U.S. 
border, seeks applicants for Its summer internship 
program. Interns teach summer-school classes in 
low-income Mexican communities, and take part in 
educational experiences concerning Mexico and the 
border region. 

For an application and more information, write 
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By Kristin Wenner strom 



The tennis team 
has started the season 
with a new coach, Scott 
Smith. Smith lives in 
Hermosa and has coached 
at several private clubs 
In southern Cal if omia and 
Colorado, and is pres- 
ently coaching at a club In 
Hermosa as well as here 
atMSMC. Smith has been 
sectionally ranked in 
southern Cal Ifornia in his 
age group for the last six 
years. 

The team has had 
a tough schedule so far, 
losing two matches, for- 
feiting one, and being 
rained out of another, but 
they enjoy practicing and 
are continually Improv- 
ing. The difficulty in par- 
ticipating in sports at a 
school HkeMSMC is that 
many of the competitors 
give out sport scholar- 
ships, while the main fo- 
cus here Is academics, 
thus reserving sports as 
extracurricular activi- 
ties only. 

Smith is optimis- 
tic about the upcoming 



best way to describe the 
team is that they're bet- 
ter than some and worse 
than others" and that 
"the girls really try 
hard". 

Two members of 
the team, Amanda Noovao 
and Aimee Stef fes, were 
recruited by Scott from 
the tennis class. When 
asked what she likes 
about being on the tennis 
team, Almee said, "We 
all work well together; 
there Is never any com- 



petition between us." 
Daisy Gulllermo, another 
member of the team, 
said, "It's fun working 
with people. We're wild 
and crazy 1 " 

In addition to 
Steffes, Noovao, and 
Gulllermo, the 1990 
MSMC tennis team con- 
sists of Claudia Alfaro, 
Jana Cannavo, Jo Ann 
Damasco, Monica Gutier- 
rez, Theresa Loughlin, 
KarlaMarroquln, and An- 
drea Ortiz. 




Smith, Cannavo, Alfaro, Darnasco, Ortiz 






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Saluti dalla Svizzera 



By Donna Burr 



Diana Ivanisevic was born In Rljeka, Yugoslavia 
but moved with her family to Claro, Switzerland (In 
the Italian part of Switzerland). Therefore, she 
naturally speaks Yugoslavian and Italian, along with 
French and a little German. Her parents were both 
from Yugoslavia but they have all recently become 
Swiss citizens. 

Her father Is a doctor and has his own practice. 
Her mother is a housewife. She also has a younger 
sister who is 13. Her hobbles include tennis, Ice 
skating, and swimming. She also loves to travel. She 
has been to Spain, Greece, Italy, Germany, Yugosla- 
via, Austria, the United States, and she would love to 
go to Australia. 

"I like the people 
because they are 

so open and 
willing to help" 

I asked her how, out of all the colleges in the 
United States, she managed to hear of Mount Saint 
Mary's. She told me that she visited the American 
Embassy and told them she wanted to go to school in 
California and ours was one of the names she was 
given. It took a lot of paperwork and a year before 
everything was processed but she finally received her 
student visa in order to attend school in the United 
States. She really loves it here and plans to stay for 
the next three years. 

Diana is a Freshman at the Mount and is studying 
Business. She would eventual ly 1 ike to work in a bank 
or international company and put her languages to use 
at the same time. 

When I asked Diana what she liked best about the 
United States she told me, "I like the people because 
they are so open and friendly and willing to help". 

She also said she comes from a small town in 
Switzerland and she likes Los Angeles because it is so 
much bigger. "You are more free because in a small 
town everyone knows you and everything you do, 
whereas in a bigger town you are free to do what you 
want." She also enjoys it here because there is so 
much to do. She loves to go shopping and go to the 
movies or out to eat. 

There are. of course, some differences between 
the US andEurop' lance, D t used to 

the drinking age. "In Switzerland the drinking age is 
18, but nobody really checks." She find; ting 

because, as we all ki ess you are 21 it is 

difficult to get into most nightclubs and other places. 



She also told me that the attitude in regard to alcohol 
is quite different here in comparison to Europe. 

Another difference is in the way some people 
dress here. In Europe It is more conservative and, 
unlike the United States, Europeans don't wear jeans 
or causal clothes such as sweats when they go out in 
public. 

American guys are also different, in Europe, 
Diana had a lot of guy friends, much 1 ike girl friends, but 
here that kind of relationship is hard to find because 
guys seem to be more serious. 

One interesting and often infuriating difference 
is the way Americans greet people. Most people here 
will walk by and say, "Hi, how are you?" which simply 
means, "Hi ". To someone from Europe it means, "HI, 
how are you'?" and requires an answer. So it was a 
little weird in the beginning when Diana responded 

because the person was already walking by and gave 
her a puzzled look. 

School Is also different, especially in regard to 
the student-teacher relationship. Here the teachers 




Diana Ivanisevic 



seem more willing to help and answer questions and 
they are more available to the students. 

In Switzerland the teachers simply teach and it 
is up to the student to do the homework, study and 
understand the material. There is also more of a pro- 
fessional distance between the teacher and students. 
I asked Diana what she missed most and she said," 
My friends, discos, cafes, and chocolate." 

(For those of you who have tried Swiss chocolate 
I am sure you will agree that there Is no chocolate 
better than that made in Switzerland). 

She also doesn't like the news coverage In the 
United States because it doesn't cover Europe, only 
the big events. 

One of her idols is Bruce Springsteen. She says 
that "some of his songs have good messages In them, 
especially the ones that deal with the blue-collar 
workers." 

I also talked to her about the situation in Eastern 
Europe and her thoughts on the events that have been 
occurring there over the past five months. She 
be 1 1 eves that overal 1 the events have been for the best. 
With the opening of the Western nations to the East she 
believes it will benefit the poor Eastern countries. 

It is important for 

everyone to be 

exposed to new 

people and cultures. 

In regard to Romania she says, "It is sad how 
reform had to be accomplished. But with Ceaucescau 
gone the life of the Romanian citizens will improve." 
When asked how she felt about the reunification of 
Germany, Diana stated that she believes that this is not 
a good Idea because it means there will be one strong 
country In the middle of Europe and the last time this 
happened there were tragic consequences. 

The last question I asked Diana was what her 
advice would be to students travel ing or planning to go 
toschool abroad. Her answer was that "The mentality 
in Europe Is quite different from that in California so 
be open and will ing to accept new things. " Shebel ieves 
it is important for everyone to travel to different 
countries and be exposed to new people and cultures. 

I think we are very lucky to have Diana attending 
the Mount, for it proves Just how diverse we really 
are. It is also important to make everyone feel 
welcome, especially because Diana along with some 
other students are a long way from home. So when you 
see her please make sure to say, "Hi, how are you 7 " 
and welcome her to our little community 



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Congratulations to the winners of the Short Story Essay Contest: 

Kim Robley, 1st Place 

Mary Beth Harnada, 2nd Place 

Deborah Shelton, 3rd Place 

We also wish to thank all the participants who submitted stories. 

The following is the winning short story in its entirety. 



Mount St. Murder 



By Ktm Robley 



An early morning mist still drifted low on the hills 
as Officer Perry turned his car onto Chalon Road. The smel l 
of damp pines, and the crisp woody scent of the outdoors 
belled the reality of what awaited him atop the Mount. The 
fog stilt danced along the windshield as the sun cast Us first 
lights across the horizon He muttered to himself over and 
over, attempting to understand the events which had been 
relayed to him that morning, which were all still quite fuzzy 

As he rounded the curve up to the circle, he noted 
the peacefulness of the surroundings, as If no disruption 
could ever upset this balanced tranquility He pulled the 
squad car around to the library and stopped A tall woman 
dressed in a black habit, with a somber expression appeared 
on the front steps, and motioned for him to accompany her 
Her mood was serious as she introduced hlmsel f , and she sal d 
very little as she led him rapidly up the steps. 

"Everyone Is behind the chapel," she murmured. 
"We didn't touch anything! We weren't sure what to do, 
nothing like this has ever happened here before!" 

She led Of fleer Perry to a garden beside the chapel, 
where a small group of Sisters were joined In prayer They 
oarted the way as they saw him approach, and it was then 
>:hat he saw, lying crumpled and red under a rosebush, the 
body of a young girl 

He examined her closely and immediately noted the 
deep scratches on her arms and neck Her blue sweats were 
ripped along her legs and back, In long tears and stained with 
crimson Her blonde hair was matted with dead leaves and 
wet from the morning dew It appeared that she had been 
trutallzed by a wild animal, yet the appearance of the attack 
j.eemed strangely unnatural, almost evil. 

The sun was shining brightly overhead by the time 
che coroner's van, and the last of the police cars, was 
leaving Officer Perry remained behind, surveying the area 
He gazed skyward, and as he did so he saw the moon, pale 
against the blue sky, round and full He then remembered that 
the last night had been a full moon. Pensively, he returned 
to his car, and called the station. 

" Sargent O'Connell's office please Ray? This is 
Joe Perry we have a very strange case of a possible animal 
attack here\ The victim has large bites on her body, almost 
like a bear or wolf attack! Can you do me a favor, and let me 
know if there have been any disappearances, or strange 
occurences in this area? Thanks, Ray, I'll call you back " 

Officer Perry spent the rest of the afternoon 
speaking to the instructors and a few friends of the deceased 
student He gathered that she was a solitary individual and 
enjoyed taking long walks at night At 400 pm he called the 
station and asked for Sgt O'Connel 1 The Sargent came on the 
phone with a very excited tone in his voice 

"Joel l found something for you! in the last three 
months, there have been four disappearances in the U C L A 
area, ano a woman's body was found in a back alley last 
month, who had disappeared from the Brentwood area! She 
had large bites all over her body!" 

Officer Perry grimaced "Thanks, Ray, I'll qet 
back with you " 

He sat back in the seat, and contemplated the 
situation He then got out of his car and began to walk toward 
the Administration building to the Office of the President 

Evening fell and the lights of the city began to blink 
on one by one The air was cool with a slight cnlll brushing 
the wind A mysterious fog began to move across the hills 
enshrouding the Mount in ghostly shadows Officer Perry sat 
in his car, waiting for the moon to reveal itself He began to 
drift off in his exhaustion, and thoughts of sleep teased his 
aching mind 

He was suddenly jolted awake The hills were now 
clothed in darkness, andslowly the fog crept into the deepest 



shadows The lawns were tipped in silver from the light of 
the glowing moon overhead Perry stepped from his car, put 
on his holster, and then shut and locked his door 
It was going to be a long night, yet he was glad the President 
had agreed with his decision to stay The campus was quiet 
and deserted, and only a few, faint voices could be heard 
echoing from the doors Sgt Perry began his rounds of the 
long vigil which awaited him Forty-five minutes passed 
before the tranquil scene was cut by a loud scream Perry 
froze, and listened ' Another cry answered it, and another, 
and Perry then realized its source The sound came from the 
wild dogs which lived in the hills. Ashe listened, however, 
the voices seemed to change and become almost savage' 
hungry for something! 

Suddenly, as Perry stood silent, he spotted a 
figure dressed in black leaving the dormitory, gnd he 
watched her walk toward the tennis courts Disgusted with 
her lack of caution, Perry followed her, determined to put a 
scare into her of the dangers of the night She vanished into 
the fog, and Perry began to run, pul led by some unseen force 
She reappeared for an instant behind the sports complex, and 
Perry ran faster She dashed behind the Sisters' home,' and 
quickly up the stairs toward the top of the Mount 
Perry f ol 1 owed her rapidly, but when he reached the head of 
the stairs, she had disappeared. The screaming in the fog 
was louder than ever, and Perry could feel the wet mist on 
his face He was not sure if it was the fog or his own sweat 

Suddenly, it was silent all around him, an almost 
eerie quiet He peered into the mist, and saw the figure in 
black standing before him He approached her slowly, 
moving his hand down toward his gun The cloak fell back to 
reveal the face of a girl, with long black hair Her eyes 
gleamed red, and she snarled at him revealing a full jaw of 
growl ng fangs She stretched her hands outward which were 
lengthening, and splitting her nails into claws 

Her body began to convulse as her bones cracked, 
straining against her skin which was covered with st Iver fur 
She raised her swelling head toward the moon, and let out a 
walling howl, her mouth stretching, and muscles rippling as 
she took the shape of a wolf Perry stood frozen taking in the 
whole scene, then found his senses, and began to back away 
The werewolf turned toward him, and snapped, baring its 
salivating jaws at him it leaped at him with a wild scream, 
and a loud gunshot crashed through the air 

Perry fell to the ground grabbing at a large gash on 
hi s rl ght arm The werewol f was stunned by the shot only for 
a moment, and then stood up on its back legs towering over 
eight feet tall. Perry jumped up, tripped, and rol led down the 
hill to the pavement He began to run with all his might 
toward the dorms He could feel the hot breath on the back 
ofhisneck.andthehowllngfilledhlsears He tried to scream 
but his throat was hoi low The fog closed in around him as he 
reached the pool, and before him he could barely see the back 
door of the chapel He stumbled past the trees up to the door, 
and grabbed the handle with all his might! 

it was a gorgeous sunrise on the Mount that morn- 
ing The biros began to awaken, and thedew still glitteredon 
the freshly planted lawn The air was crisp, and the wind 
gently kissed the hair of the Jogger coming up the hill She 
ran as fast she could up to the parking lot, and then paused at 
the steps of the sacristy, bending over to catch her breath 

At that moment, she noticed a slight discoloration 
of the pavement, and on the top step, something small 
sparkled in the sun She reached down, and saw that it was 
a polished lead bullet She picked it up, tossed back her long, 
black hair, and smiled at it, revealing a large set of picture 
perfect teeth! She then put it in her pocket, and jogged off 
to the cafeteria toget some breakfast, still smiling toherself 
with the sunny thought, "it's a wonderful time to be alive'" 



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By Jane Morgan 



Would you be willing to make considerable personal 
sacrifices for the environment today, such as adhering 
to strict vegetarianism, radically limiting the use of 
your car, using only organic products, etc., if there 
was the guarantee that our planet and future genera- 
tions would live substantially healthier lives foran un- 
determined length of time? 




Sharon Kirk, Sophomore 
"I think so. I try to be environmentally responsible 
now, but it's difficult. Living In a way that is com- 
pletely responsible to the environment takes a con- 
certed effort. Environmental ism is a full-time 
comm i tment - something you've real ly got to put your 
heart and mind to." 




Katherlne Chrlsman, Junior 
"Absolutely. There Is nothing more important to me 
than family - mine now, and the family that will one 
day be my own. I know that my lifestyle today will have 
an effect upon future generations, so I try to live in 
such a way that w 1 1 1 benef i t them. " 




Cory Lynch, Senior 
" For ethical reasons I 'd say yes, I would, but person- 
al ly, I don't really want .to stop driving my car and 
drinking milk, for instance, so I don't know for sure' 
I t's not that I think people can't be happy without 1 ife's 
luxuries, but I know, for example, how much simple/ 
and easier disposable products make my life. Consid- 
ering future generations, I suppose I would have to say 
that I would make an effort to change -but not easily, 
and not without the thought that my happiness on earth 
today might be seriously jeopardized." 

cont pg "J 




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Joel Takes 

the Nation 

by Storm 



By nary Hodges 



Billy Joel is a truly American artist. His 
music speaks out to Americans of all ages because it 
looks forward to the future as wel 1 as back toward the 
past. 

Attending Joel's recent Storm Front Tour 
concert at the LA Sports Arena were people ranging 
from young teenagers to older adul ts. Both young'and 
old recognize Joel forthespectacularmusicianthathe 
is as well as, I think, for the artist. 



As an artist, Joel works masterfully in his 
medium of traditional and modem sounds which speak 
to the audience and create sensations: sensations of 
optimism and nostalgia. Joel's tunes are reminiscent 
of blues and Jazz and an America gone by. Songs such 
as "Allentown" and "Downeaster Alexa" strike a 
pang of nostalgia in my heart as Joel echoes the pains 
cf change effecting the lives of many Americans. 



" Al lentown " is about unemployed steel work- 
ers and "Downeaster Alexa," from his new album, 
speaks of a way of I if e of East Coast fishermen that is 
passing away intomemory Evenwlthout experiencing 
the hardship these songs relate, it is possible to feel 
the pain these people must be experiencing. They are 
no longer able to live the life they know. 

During his concert, Joel's back-up singer 
plaintively wailed the "ya-yo" cry of "Downeaster 
Alexa," echoing the feel ings of f ut 1 1 1 ty and despair that 
comes with the knowledge that "there ain't much 
future for a man who works the seas." This song 
expresses both the f eel Ing of a loss of a man as wel l as 
the loss of a past America for us all. 



Billy Joel's blending of traditional and modern 
instruments contributes to a mood of nostalgia. Joel 
is one of a disappearing kind of musician who still 
makes music on the piano. The Storm Front concert 
also featured aguestvlolimst, and during one song Joel 
could be seen playing the accordion. Joel's use of 
traditional instruments is a refreshing change from 
the electric sounds of today, and it made me long for 
an all-Amerlcan feeling that seems to be fading away. 

Yet Joel's music is hardly a dirge for better 
yesterdays. His appeal is related also to his optimism 
for the future His music faces the future without 
forgetting a sense of regret for the lost past, giving us 
hope for a better America to come 



Joel gives us hope for correcting the mis- 
takes and heartbreaks of both the past and the present 
,,ke " Hc " "Little Rock," "Sally Ride • and 

"hypodermics on the shore." These items in Joel's 
chronological recap of the last four decades In "We 
Didn't Start the Fire" are issues which Americans 

must deal with, but they are not things which wecannot 
overcome 



■ Maria Avila 
■ H^akes the, Ltad 



By wenoy Nooles 



Maria Avila, our 
newly appointed ASB 
President, is currently a 
Junior Psychology major. 
She is from Huntington 
Park, California. She en- 
Joys playing volleyball, 
hiking, and swimming in 
her spare time along with 
spending time with her 
friends. 

She describes herself 
as outgoing and sort of 



conference with the hope 
that they will return with 
new ideas for new and 
different events. 

She feels that stu- 
dents are tired of reoc- 
curring events and are 
not challenged by new 
things that are aimed to 
get their attention. "She 
would like to see the 
Interest of the student 
body accelerate next 




Maria 
spontaneous and is often 
described by others as 
being organized and 
friendly. 

Her new Job as Presi- 
dent will add to the list of 
extra-curricular activi- 
ties whichalready include 
Kappa Delta Chi, Mount 
Singers and Mount Cho- 
rus, ASB and the Leader- 
ship Program. 

Maria's goals for her 
office term are to send 
her officers to the NACA 



Avila 
year. 

In an interview she 
stated, "Go for it - 
there's no limitation." 
Maria says she is serious 
about her objective to 
serve the Mount students. 
She hopes that students 
will not hesitate to ap- 
proach her any time to 
discuss any concerns or 
ideas they might have. 

In the opinion of this 
reporter, students should 
keep an eye out for this 
new ASB President. 



Say Goodbye to 
Hollywood 



T 



To our little Bostonlan, a toast. 
Who came to us from the East coast. 

We are so glad you came. 

Since then It's never been the same. 

Take care, my dear. 

And never fear - 

The bird may fly at midnight. 

But your second home will always be here - 

All right? 

# m Love. A* "Q 

(I Donna. All. Ann. (J 

Ann-Marie. Michelle. 

Theresa. Wendy 



Is the Earth Heading 



for a Global Disaster? 



By Erica D Henderson 



The Soviet Union's Chernobyl disaster, 
Switzerland's Rhine River chemical sp.i 11, Alaska's oi 1 
spill, and California's air pollution' and Malathion 
spraying: these are only a few of the well-known 
environmental hazards that prey our planet. 

Every day on each hour we are informed about 
catastrophes through television, radio and newspa- 
pers. Most of us are usual ly concerned and hope that 
Mother Nature will heal her wounds. 

In opposition, the ecology takes several years 
to repair i ts damaged waterways, animals, vegetat ion 
and human 1 1 ves. This resul ts in hazardous aftermaths 
that somehow "magically" disappear. Toourdismay, 
however, several years later terrible outcomes of 
incurable diseases, vast destruction and untimely 
deaths occur. 

The United States has several governmental 
organizations to assist in the resolution of these 
problems. One of the most prominent is the Environ- 
mental Protection Agency (E.P.A). This agency ex- 
erts power to pass laws and acts to protect nature's 
rights. 

In doing this the E.P.A, either through fines or 
imprisonment, punish persons and companies respon- 
sible for threatening the environment. 

Not only does the government show concern, 
but citizens and activist groups band together to 
protect nature from careless persons. Many of them 
protest, hoping others will get involved in the fight to 
save the Earth. 

The destruction of the Earth is a consequence 
we might face if we continue to be irresponsible. 
Wildlife, l and, water and food are resources we cannot 
a I ways repa ir. I n order to preserve our resources, we 
have to conserve and protect both the people's and 
nature's best Interest. We must take precautions to 
keep from polluting the air and water. In addition, we 
must show respect toward the land by discarding trash 
in its proper place. 

Are we going to sit around while the Earth 
erodes away? Are we going to watch animals slowly 
deteriorate, leaving behind the chance of having a slim 
future of offsprings? Must we continue to breathe 
unfit air and eat contaminated food? 

I f the answers to these questions are no, then 
we are obi igated to protect our world. We cannot idly 
rely on others to save the environment for future 
generations to enjoy. It is our duty to ensure a better 
and safer world for all to live in. 



Joel balances a longing for the way things used 
to be w I th a shove towards f ac i ng a br l ght and chang i ng 
future. He shows the hope he places in the future with 
the lastverseofhissong. "Leningrad", which Isabout 
a Soviet citizen named Victor. This song is so over- 
flowing with emotion and hope that it makes my eyes 

wel) with tears for although "cold war kids were hard 
to kill," he sinqs. 

and so my child and I came to this place 
I o meet him eye to eye and face to tace. 
He made my daughter laugh, then we embraced 
We never knew what friends we had 
Until we came to Leningrad. 



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The view 



May, 1990 



By Enedlna Brambila 



[ EditoriallT) 



A Protest in 
Nevada 



A fami ty comes to the United States of Amer- 
ica, the land of hope and achievement. They hear of this 
land where hard work and efforts wi 1 1 get one a better 
life, where there is no discrimination. They come 
prepared to work as hard as they have worked in their 
own land, or harder if needed, with hope to achieve a 
better living standard. 

They bring with them their culture and their 
language as part of their own beings. Little do they 
know that their language is a barrier in the United 
States. They are deceived that the United States is a 
glorious land. The beautiful Image of the United States 
of America can very possibly be true for English 
speaking Americans, but for immigrants it is a whole 
different story. 

As immigrants settle in the United States of 
America, they face the difficulty of not being able to 
communicate. They are taken advantage of frequently 
because of their lack of understanding English. They 
are often abused by being underpaid and mistreated on 
the job, and business people often engage them into 
contracts where they end up losing the 1 i ttle they have. 
These people 1 ive this way because they don't under- 
stand what is going on around them. 

The children of these families, who grow up 
here, experience discrimination in similar ways, but 
they are often more aware of it, because they know 
that they don't have to 1 ive with it. These children are 
the rebels, the ones whofightback. The fight is a heavy 
challenge for these chl ldren who have now grown to be 
adults. 




Laura D' Anton I, Sophomore 
"Yes, totally. I try to protect the environment right 
now... I 've been a vegetarian for three years and use 
only natural products. I fee) that It's Important to stay 
aware of potential dangers to this earth, and to live a 
life that Is only beneficial to It" 




Congratulations 
Amy and Ann! 
They're finally 
setting you free... 

O *o ' ; Bonne 
°0-PlSO chance 
dans le 
futur, 

mes 
amies! 




One of the challenges they face is "English 
Only." "English Only" is meant to make English the 
official language of the United States of America. The 
official English is a language of discrimination. Why? 
Because many different languages are spoken in the 
Uni ted States and many people cannot speak and under- 
stand English well enough. 

The question now is " why don't they learn to 
speak English?" They are trying to but it's hard to 
learn anything when you are being taught in a language 
you cannot comprehend. People should be taught in 
theirnative languages until they are able tounderstand 
English well enough to keep up. 

The official English is a language of discrimi- 
nation also because immigrants should be given an 
opportunity to keep and enforce theirnative language. 
English should be one of their languages, but their 
native language should alsostay with them because it's 
part of their culture, history, and their own beings. 
Making people abandon their native language and get 
accustomed to a new one 1 s 1 i ke mak i ng a ch i 1 d abandon 
her mother and make her call an unknown woman her 
mother. 

The United States of America is a land of 
opportunities. We should live up to that. The system 
should be free of any discrimination such as language 
discrimination. People should be able to share the 
beautyof their language withother people in the United 
States of America. This way we could all learn more 
about one another. 




Edith Arguellas, Senior 
"I would be willing to make some sacrifices, but I'd 
have to look at the quality of my life. That's the 
question. The limit to what I'd sacrifice for the 
environment relates directly to the steps I'd actually 
have to take, and how my happiness would be affected 
because of them. I would agree to live a simpler life if 
it didn't make me totally unhappy." 




Andee Husney, Sophomore 
"Definitely. I've been a vegetarian for nine years 
Nature gave me life. I couldn't very easily live with 
myself knowing that my carelessness had been the 
cause of its death. Destroying the earth is like killing 
your mother. I don't think that sacrifices made for the 
environment are really sacrifices at a 



The following letter is being printed 

at the request of Sister Karen, 

who thought it would be beneficial 

for students to read. It provides insight 

into one of Campus Ministry's 

recent activities. 



Dear Sr. Karen, 

It was so nice sitting next to you during the 
scholarship luncheon yesterday. Since it wasn't the 
appropriate time to discuss nuclear weapons and our 
activities over the past weekend, I'll take the oppor- 
tunity in this letter to tell you. 

The donation from you and Ellen Neiman made 
i t poss i b 1 e f or L I sa Mart i n, Brenda Zozaya and myse 1 f 
to make the trip to Nevada to protest the testing of 
nuclear weapons and to reclaim the Shoshone Indians' 
land. 

We left L.A Friday night and arrived at Peace 
Camp at 3:00 a.m. I was awakened at 5:00 a.m. by the 
drums of Buddhist monks. Knowing the prayer circle 
was starting, I got up and joined. About s ixty act ivists 
were gathered holding hands while the Shoshone did 
their traditional prayers. Anyone could stand in the 
circle and pray, and some people sang peace songs' It 
. was really beautiful. 

At 1 0:00 a.m. there was a rally and they told 
us what was planned for the day's action. When the 
rally ended we proceeded to walk two and one-half 
m i les, wl th approx Imately two thousand other act iv- 
ists, in a straight 1 ine to the main entrance of the test 
sight. 

Out of respect to the Shoshone, the activists 
stood aside and let them proceed down themlddle to the 
crossing inorder to be the first that day tobe arrested. 
Since this is a non-violent action, there are no weap- 
ons, fighting or verbal abuse of any kind. 

We shortly followed the Shoshone, holding 
hands with about twenty others. Showing unity we 
crossed the I ine. (Due to the number of arrests there 
are only non-enTorcible citations given.) 

The feel ing of being united wi th al I our broth- 
ers and sisters of the world trying to make a better 
place is one that I cannot put into words. I know 
everyone can help in theirown way, Just I Ike you have 
and we can make a difference. The people united will 
never be defeated. 

Thank you and God bless, 

Laura D'Antonl 



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